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What to know: A spoof on spy movies with lots of action and a moral message about relationships.
Recommended age 12-18
117 minutes
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I am reviewing a movie called 3 Days to Kill. This movie is really cool and has a lot of action. You have got to see this movie if you are 12 and over. It's just that good.

This movie is all about a guy named Ethan who is a secret service agent. He then finds out that he has a few months to live and he wants to spend the rest of his time with his family. He bumps into a girl named Vivi who offers him an experimental drug that will extend his life but he would have to join their team in the CIA and defeat the Wolf who is selling bombs to people.

The main characters in the movie are Ethan (Kevin Costner), Vivi (Amber Heard), Zoey (Hailee Steinfeld), Christine (Connie Nielsen) and the Wolf (Richard Sammel). My favorite character in this movie is Ethan because the only reason he is with the CIA is to live longer with his family and to spend more time with his daughter. He wants to reconnect with his daughter before he dies.

My favorite part in the movie is when Ethan throws someone under a train. Even though throwing someone under a train isn't a nice thing to do, this guy was really bad.

I recommend this movie for ages 12 to 18 because this movie has a lot of violence and scary things; but if you like adventure and action I would recommend this movie.

Reviewed by KIDS FIRST! critic Anthony, age 11

This movie is a spoof on the James Bond/Jason Bourne type of spy movie with a twist. When Secret Service Agent Ethan Renner finds he has months to live he tries to reconcile his differences with his estranged wife and daughter. Promising his wife that he's no longer "in the business," he's lured back in by the promise of an experimental drug that could cure him. What rolls out is the humorous way that his parenting is integrated into his last assignment and we see him asking for advice from the very people he's trying to torture. It makes you laugh but then, you realize how it is really trivializing torture. Kevin Costner's performance is outstanding. You really are drawn into this character who is torn between his impending death, the realization that he's truly missed out on the most important thing in his life - a relationship with his wife and daughter, and his efforts to try to parent a misbehaving teen while on a challenging assignment. I definitely would not take a kid under the age of 13.
A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously 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.
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