75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Without Costner’s movie star equity, this thing could have fallen apart in the first 30 minutes. He keeps us involved, even as we’re thinking: Wait, WHAT just happened?
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67

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
3 Days to Kill might not be art, but it's better than most of the overtly violent action fare that litters the multiplexes these days, thanks largely to the fact that its heart is almost as big as its explosions.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Daft and sloppy as it is, 3 Days rarely fails to entertain.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Like Liam Neeson's "Taken" series, Costner's 3 Days to Kill finds its absentee-dad action hero facing off against hordes of goons and gorillas - not to rescue his loved ones, but to prove himself to them, and maybe get a little extra quality time, too.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
It’s all absurd in a way that is typical Besson. But it’s also undeniably entertaining, and it marks a relatively pain-free way to kill, if not three days, at least a couple of hours.
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58

Film.com

The film’s tone is wildly uneven.
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50

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Although it’s not impossible to mix humor and violence, as “Midnight Run” proves, it isn’t easy — as 3 Days to Kill proves. Points for effort all the way around, and welcome back, Costner. Let’s hope things get better from here.
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50

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
By any reasonable standard, 3 Days to Kill is a terrible movie: incoherent, crudely brutal, dumbly retrograde in its geo- and gender politics. But it is also, as much because of as in spite of these failings, kind of fun.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Actually, the only truly obnoxious thing about 3 Days to Kill is that the violent scenes are more congenial than the family scenes, because the teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) here is presented as a sour, nasty brat.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
The result is a convoluted mess that has one good twist and two good car chases. But it's hardly enough to bring this spy flick in from the cold.
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40 out of 100
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