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Hours Reviews

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John Fink
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
Taking place over the course of two hopeless days, Walker's performance is truly special.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 23, 2014
Walker's performance - along with the film - gets more and more engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2014
Could've marked a turning point in Paul Walker's career to more interesting and demanding projects post-age-40.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
December 14, 2013
A lean, palpably tense thriller. Paul Walker gives the best performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.01/10
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
December 13, 2013
As one of the last completed roles by [Paul Walker]...it feels nice to be able to luxuriate in the actor's presence. In another set of circumstances, Hours could have proved to other filmmakers what the actor was capable of
Full Review | Original Score: B
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 13, 2013
The chemistry Walker shares with Rodriguez is terrific as the two played off of each other perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
December 13, 2013
While uneven, the film is uniquely involving - right down to a final shot that will break your heart into a million pieces.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 13, 2013
Called upon to carry almost the entire movie by himself, Walker has a tough time mustering genuine emotion, although he does better in the few legitimately tense scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Prigge
Metro
December 13, 2013
[Paul Walker's] need to show off, which marred his turn in the 2005 whatzit 'Running Scared,' usually disappears, he relaxes and suddenly he seems like an actor who could only have gotten better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com
December 13, 2013
For those who wish to see [Walker] at his best, "Hours" is worth the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 12, 2013
Walker's working hard here, and he has to carry the entire show, but many of the interactions he has with the other characters are melodramatic, the dialogue often feels flimsy, and the script stretches to give him more problems to take on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
December 12, 2013
Hurricane Katrina has already been pretty thoroughly mined for documentaries and fictional stories, but "Hours" holds your interest nonetheless.
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
December 12, 2013
Represents a change of pace for the performer, who delivers some of his best work in this odd thriller, which somehow transfers the bomb-on-a-bus concept of "Speed" to an infant-on-a-incubator ride of suspense and heartbreaking stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 12, 2013
Most of the movie elicits tense empathy, which builds to a genuinely nerve-wracking sense of dread.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
December 12, 2013
Even when the movie and some ill-advised lighter moments let him down, Walker holds his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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December 12, 2013
Take away the on-the-nose title and some half-hearted stabs at symbolism, and what's left is a B-thriller of the "they don't make 'em like they used to" variety.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
December 11, 2013
Hours has a great B-movie premise, but at 97 minutes, the strain of keeping the story going, and throwing more obstacles in Nolan's way, starts to show.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 11, 2013
To the extent the film has an idea, it's that people can be at their worst (or best) in extremis, but the situations it devises (such as an armed looter who wanders in to steal some of Nolan's junk food) are blandly realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve
December 11, 2013
From the evidence here, Walker's forte may have been not action but stillness-a knack for embodying ordinary Joes without any fussiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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R. Kurt Osenlund
Time Out
December 11, 2013
There's something vexing about the use of a baby as narrative device, and the movie leans too heavily on her inborn potential for heart-tuggery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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