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3 Days to Kill Family Movie Review

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MPAA Rating

for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language

Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller


Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen


Release Date/In Theaters

3 Days to Kill Movie Review for Parents

-by Ginger

Kevin Costner stars as Ethan Renner in 3Days to Kill, an action adventure thriller that is certain to please. Renner is a dying secret service agent who wants to reconnect with his estranged daughter. The agency offers him an experimental drug that might be the key to saving his life. There is just one catch. He must do one last assignment in order to earn this life-saving drug. This action adventure was rated a PG-13 but this parental guide to kid's movies thinks that parents of small children might want to think again.

In this plot Renner must play a double role. He must manage to track down the world's most dangerous terrorist, but he has to multi-task. While on this dangerous mission, he must watch after his teenage daughter, whom he has not seen in 10 years. He is watching her while his wife is out of town.

As with most secret agent movies, this one has its share of violence. It does contain some sensuality and harsh adult language. In one of the opening scenes a man is shot point blank in the face in front of a small child. The car fills with deadly gas and gunfire starts flying. This scene sets the tone for the rest of the movie. You see men struggling to get out as they gasp for air. Then the bomb goes off. A small child watches in horror. This is only one example of the disturbing scenes in his movie.     

There are several sexual innuendos. For instance, the daughter's boyfriend says that he likes to score (on the soccer field). The look on Renner's face says otherwise. The violence in this movie is nonstop with explosions and people getting thrown out of fast moving cars and landing on their face. This is an action-packed movie, but the violence is probably too intense for children under the age of 10. This is a disturbing movie that uses sarcasm to describe some of the violent scenes. This family movie review rates this one a little higher than a PG-13 for the level and intensity of the violence.

This movie is not for the faint of heart or the younger members of the family. Kevin Costner is excellent in the role, but this one is just too rough for small children. There is a high body count and high bullet count in this one. For fans of action adventure movies, this one delivers some punch, just leave the kids with a sitter, but make sure they are not secretly working as a spy.

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