Hours Reviews

August 29, 2019
Never rises above the quality of an unintentionally laughable direct to DVD feature.
March 16, 2017
Hours goes from a passable, decent, (but hardly thrilling) thriller to a film that gives your eye-rolling muscles a total workout.
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.
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.
December 12, 2013
Even when the movie and some ill-advised lighter moments let him down, Walker holds his own.
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.
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.
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.
December 9, 2013
The film's fealty to history is both unnecessary and a hindrance, pulling us out of a story that could have easily been set in an anonymous city hit by a nondescript hurricane.
December 2, 2013
A second-rate melodrama masquerading as a pulse-pounding tale of survival, Hours is one of the most relentlessly tedious films of the year, despite star Paul Walker's valiant efforts.
December 2, 2013
It's possible that the lackluster script, with its go-nowhere plotting and surface-level emotions, could have been rendered watchable by a talented and charismatic actor. But with Walker, it never stood a chance.
December 1, 2013
Paul Walker's "last movie" shows heart and ambition, but a lot of trademarks of sloppy direction, too.
April 24, 2013
There's not a scene in Hours that doesn't feel slightly off, whether it's a bad choice of camera angle, awkwardly forced dialogue, or a plot twist that insults intelligence. Pardon the obvious cliché - it's not worth your time.