12 Rounds Synopsis
A cop (John Cena) must solve an elaborate series of puzzles to save his captive fiancee.
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Los Angeles Times

Escapist fun that provides an effective showcase for the blue-collar charisma and bulky good looks of its hyper-athletic lead, four-time...
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Empire

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Derivative it may be, but with its echoes of "Speed," "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard With A Vengeance," this is a welcome throwback for...
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50

L.A. Weekly

This is the kind of amiable time-killer that belongs on a basic-cable weekend afternoon.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

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You will probably find yourself praying for this duel's knock-out punch to arrive long before it actually does.
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40

Austin Chronicle

I defy you to hate John Cena. Really. You can try all you want, but I don't think you'll make it.
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38

Chicago Tribune

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Noisy, cut into a head-snapping blur with little room for Cena to even try showing emotion, 12 Rounds is an occasionally exciting but...
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38

Boston Globe

As one of the WWE's marquee pro wrestlers, John Cena is some actor. As a straight actor . . . he's a great wrestler.
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25

TV Guide

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It's not fun and it gets tiring real fast.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
12 Rounds is the unholy stepchild of "Die Hard with a Vengeance" and "Speed," starring a man whose lack of range makes Steven Seagal seem...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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Cena is no Jason Statham. His stolid seriousness sucks the life right out of any scene in which he's required to speak. It's a bad sign...
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Better when it was Die Hard

By mister spock
Good to take your mind off your daily troubles. If you saw Die Hard 3 and liked it you will probably enjoy it. It was better with Bruce although John did a good job....

ACTION PORN !!!!!....Weak acting between 'SPECIAL' effects !!!

By Dark_Chameleon
Arnie did it, Sly did it, The Rock did it and still does, We pay good money for action shots and special effects with weak acting from the lead to keep the plot together, its like porn for action...

Great

By robin4
This movie was such a pleasant surprise. I loved it!!!!...

I think it was actually 1200 Rounds

By JenniferinAustin
Instead of a zooming bus we had a zooming fire truck and a streetcar. There was also a elevator scene - YAWN! It was like a photocvopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of SPEED. Distorted and and...

12 Rounds

By tootsweaver
Great action packed movie! If you liked Die Hard, you will enjoy 12 Rounds! John Cena was awesome!! My two boys, 10 and 13, thought it was great, too....

You know it's bad when on the poster it has "from the producer"

By sergv9
If you're going to watch it for john cena you know its going to be mediocre at best. But it has no name actors/actresses and it has The producer of this and the director of it is just a feeble...

12rounds

By 123456978
it is the greatest movie ever. caitlin prince....

Impressive

By TNBear1970
I must admit, i wan't looking forward to seeing this one. I honestly thought it was gonna be a stinker from the get go, BUT i was pleasantly surprised! I highly recommend this one to anyone that...

“12 ROUNDS” [Extreme Cut] -- A Series of Revenge-based Puzzles leads to ACTION bliss = Rating: 8 of 10 stars (based on the “Unrated” version on the DVD).

By jimchudnow
This film had a poor TITLE (which wrongly made it sound like it was about BOXING), limited promotion, etc. To my surprise, it turned out to be a really FINE action film (that’ll leave you open-mouthed...

Horrible

By Mattsau
A typical cliche action flick that is as predictable as it gets. The main character needs to stick with wrestling. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put him in a role where he actually has to...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ So-so action movie has lots of fighting, other iffy stuff.
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