12 Rounds (12A)


Action and adventure


Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
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Time Out says

Tue May 26 2009

Movie heroes can be smart or dumb. They can be good or evil, brave or cowardly. But it’s hard to remember an action hero as mind-numbingly dull as John Cena’s Detective Danny Fisher in this ’90s action throwback. Fisher is an everyday New Orleans beat cop, complete with jowly dog, button-cute fiancée and white picket fence, until he accidentally bumps off the girlfriend of sadistic arms dealer, Miles Jackson (Aidan Gillen). In time-honoured bad-guy tradition, Miles isn’t interested in straightforward revenge, preferring to subject poor Danny to the Herculean tasks of the title, which include stopping a runaway streetcar and, er, saving a fat guy stuck in a lift. There’s a decent little action movie somewhere inside ‘12 Rounds’: a bit more complexity of character, a few more jokes and a hero who doesn’t look like a two-by-four with a buzz cut might have gone a long way. As it is, this is occasionally diverting but ultimately laborious.


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UK release:

Fri May 29, 2009


108 mins

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Me and my brother saw this a few days ago and thought it was a very good film it got boring in some parts and dragged on a bit but we both enjoyed it john cena isnt realy the "actor" type but he was great in marine and hes a kick ass wrestler they could of made it better but i was still a good film


im going to see the film tomo and matt whatever im sureits a wicked film seen the preveiwsand anyways john cena is fine he is gawjuss and the marine was a sucess im guessing this will be too


I kind of like this film. I don't know why you rated it 2 stars. I say at least 4 or 5 stars.