Writers Luc Besson and Adi Hasak of 3 Days To Kill have provided Director McG an entertaining script he has turned into a film that is both exciting and fun-filled, as well.
A splendid Kevin Costner plays Ethan Renner, a CIA wet-work specialist, i.e., assassin, who has contracted brain cancer. Given the prognosis he has only a short time to live, Renner quits and goes to Paris to try to re-establish a relationship with his estranged wife and 15-year-old daughter before he dies.
However, ruthless agent Vivi Delay (Amber Heard) has been given the task of terminating The Wolf (Richard Sammel), the mastermind of dirty bomb sales to terrorists, and tempts Renner to come back into the “game” with an experimental drug that may extend his life or even cure his cancer.
The film blends funny situations …Renner finding his Paris apartment being squatted by an extended family of refugees from Mali, Renner interrupting extreme measures of interrogation with questioning his captive about how to deal with a teen daughter; tender situations…Renner teaching his daughter how to ride a bike, how to dance; and exciting situations…thrilling car chases through the streets of Paris, Renner passing out from his disease whenever he is about to take down his quarry.
There are plot holes, to be sure, but, if you like thrillers, Paris and want to be pleasantly entertained, 3 Days To Kill is worth a view. I give it a 4 out of 5.