27 June 2018
24 Hours to live
I must admit that I didn’t expect too much from this film and I am not a massive Ethan Hawke fan but the film wasn’t bad apart from a lot of extremely farfetched action similar to that in Keanu Reeves John Wick where our hero survives no matter what is thrown at him. He plays an assassin/CIA agent who gives everything for his employers and family which eventually costs him his life. Then after his untimely death he is resurrected and a countdown chip is inserted into his arm. He is given one final task that he has to complete within 24 hours or he will be killed off for good. During this time he decides to hunt down every person who has wronged him in his life and especially his former minders at the CIA. What makes the film even more interesting is that it is filmed in South Africa, mostly Cape Town and surrounds which means that SA viewers can definitely relate to it. The film is action packed and contains a few twists and turns but most of it is predictable. But it’s also the kind of film where you can switch of for 89 minutes and just enjoy.
Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones plays the baddy and I also didn’t know that Rutger Hauer was still alive. The DVD has no special features. As previously mentioned the main movie runs for 89 minutes and is rated PG18 for drug use, language and violence. 24 Hours to Live is available through Ster Kinekor Home Entertainment and available to purchase at all Musica stores.
IFM Rating 6 out of 10.