Kevin Costner’s latest film 3 Days to Kill tells the story of a U.S. secret service agent that is forced to work one last case to gain his family and life back. He makes his way to Paris looking to rekindle his relationship with his estranged wife and teenage daughter, only to find out he is sick and dying. The CIA gives him a chance to test an experimental drug if he’s willing to help one with one last case.
3 Days to Kill is an action-thriller but has moments of heartfelt father-daughter bonding. Ethan Renner, Kevin Costner, battles to regain his family and life while attempting to take down an international criminal mastermind. He soon figures out winning over his daughter’s love might be more difficult.
The scenery is set in the beautiful Paris landscape, which was probably the only thing that made this film interesting. Well, that and Amber Heard. She plays the sexy mysterious CIA agent who’s heading the case. Heard has numerous disguises that keep you wanting more. The film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, from 2010’s True Grit. She plays Cosnter’s rebellious 16 year old daughter who’s trying to forgive her father. The film is directed by McG who’s behind blockbuster thrillers like Charlie’s Angels (2000, 2003), Terminator Salvation, and This Means War.
There’s some light comic relief in the film but it’s just hard to watch Costner pull it off. He’s so somber and serious I don’t get when he’s trying to be funny. His stern melancholy attitude is limited and doesn’t do it for me. Overall, 3 Days to Kill loses points in originality and interest.