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12 Rounds – Action Thriller Movie

April 9th, 2009

12 Rounds - John Cena

12 Rounds - John Cena

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Movie: 12 Rounds(2009)

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

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Runtime: 108min



Review :

12 Rounds is a revenge saga with a crime/gangster/cop backdrop. The two main characters are, Danny Fisher a New Orleans police officer, and Miles, a thief. The movie begins with Miles planning a multi-million dollar heist. He smartly pulls the heist and then decides to flee with the money. Danny, who is in pursuit of Miles, succeeds in capturing him. Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment, Miles’s girlfriend dies. Miles, as expected, is not someone to sit and lick his wounds.

Once out of prison, Miles plots revenge against Danny and gives him a 12 round puzzle to solve. These are very mysterious and nearly impossible to crack but solving these is Danny’s only chance to save his fiancée from Miles’s clutches. Obviously, Miles keeps increasing the difficulty as the puzzle progresses.

The movie, crisply edited, and some of the dialogues are refreshing. Daniel Kunka’s screenplay, and Renny Harlin’s direction impose a new style of cine-show and the cinematic pace will blow the audience. Renny Harlin is a trendsetter and this movie speaks in volumes of his true talent.

John Cena gives an above par performance as Danny Fisher. Cena displayed various nuances of thespian skills. His cold rage, agony, morbidity and resolve are all too real to believe. We can easily put ourselves in his place and feel that we would be giving exactly the same reactions. Aidan Gillen as Miles Jackson is equally convincing though he tends to take the game overboard at times.

The movie, filmed mostly in New Orleans, with various other shots taken in Louisiana, It is due on March 27, 2009. 20th Century Fox is the distributor.

Here is to hoping that the movie registers true box office success on its release!

-Edited by Robert G, David S, Trent M.

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