Thursday, February 20, 2014

Three Days to Kill Review - 2 Stars

“Three Days to Kill” hopes to mix outrageous action with family comedy and misses the mark on both.  Kevin Costner plays a CIA spy longing to retire.  But how can he resist when sultry Amber Heard gives him a assignment promising a miracle cure to the cancer that will end his life possibly in a few months.  Speaking of cancer, once Costner gets that diagnosis, he returns to his ex-wife — played by the very cool Connie Nielson and daughter Halee Steinfeld.  Soon Costner juggles his hunt for global terrorists with the problems of his teen age daughter.  The action goes over the top, I think in a move to get laughs.  The contrast between the assassin’s work and his family life  hopes for ironic comedy.  Sometimes “Three Days to Kill” finds a laugh or two, but mostly it just plays on and on leading up to a clunker of an ending.  Costner’s daughter says he has three days to kill.  This movie has appeal mainly for those with a couple of hours to kill.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Run of the mill action comedy.  Is it entertaining?  Occasionally.  Is it worth the price of admission?  No rush needed to see this.