In this heart-pounding action-thriller, a dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high-stakes life to build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission – even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist, and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.
What the critics say:
Every gag is premised on the fact that Renner allows his work and personal lives to overlap, though this contradicts everything we've been told about him and would obviously heighten the risk to his loved ones.
- J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
The movie never finds a way to blend the emotional and the rat-a-tat-tat into one seamless package the way that Besson did in his one and only good movie, The Professional.
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Just sit back and enjoy. 3 Days to Kill is big dumb fun anchored by a good actor's refusal to take himself too seriously.
- Tom Long, Detroit News
Pure trash but it's entertaining as hell.
- Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com