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12 Rounds (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 27 March 2009 (USA)
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Detective Danny Fisher discovers his girlfriend has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Fisher's past, and he'll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.

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Uniformed New Orleans PD officer Danny Fisher earns his promotion to detective to his near-rather lucky, albeit brave, arrest of ruthless terrorist arms-dealer Miles Jackson, whose girlfriend Erica Kessen got accidentally killed during the dirty FBI-operation. Exactly a year later, Miles has escaped and blows up Danny's house as foretaste of a Herculean race to accomplish twelve near-impossible tasks against the clock, otherwise his kidnapped wife Molly will be killed. Yet at the end, another master-plan is suspected. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,329,240 (USA) (27 March 2009)

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$12,232,937 (USA) (5 June 2009)
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John Cena admits that he has a fear of heights. One of the scenes revolved around him rappelling down the side of a building and then dangling from a rope in mid-air. On a DVD extra, Cena said shooting this scene made him so uneasy that he almost quit the film. See more »

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The power was cut to stop the tram. When it crashes, the lights in the tram are still burning. See more »

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Det. Danny Fisher: I'm training the world's most dominant pug. He's going through a bulking phase.
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References Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) See more »

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Written by Jonas Genberg
Performed by Crumbland
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Finland
Courtesy of Terra Recordings
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A horrible action film
27 January 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The first 15 minutes from 12 Rounds have enough material for a whole movie: during a complicated operating designed to capture a dangerous terrorist we have many shootouts, chases, destruction of private property and a few revelations which a more serious and disciplined movie would have left for the ending.But 12 Rounds is not one of those movies, because its intention is not leaving that things like logic, credibility or common sense to be obstacles on its mission to entertain us.The problem is that 12 Rounds does not fulfill with its intention of entertaining.

It seems simultaneously unusual and obvious that a wrestling company accepted to resurrect the formula of some 80's action movies, with a stoic hero, unidimensional villains and over the top action sequences which should be exciting but result to be tedious and badly filmed.So, it is perfectly logical that the homework of making this movie fell on director Renny Harlin, who sent his career to hell after big pieces of crap he made in Hollywood, like Cutthroat Island, Deep Blue Sea and Driven.

12 Rounds is another piece of junk in Harlin's career.Ex-wrestler John Cena is absolutely bland on the leading role; the screenplay is very weak, because it is only based on creating arbitrary action sequences joined by a bad premise; the villain lacks of any personality; and the supporting cast is absolutely anonymous.In summary, I did not feel any excitement, suspense or interest in the hero's mission, or in the survival of the damsel in danger, or in watching the villain receiving what he deserves.To worsen the things, at being PG-13, we do not have brutality or gore in 12 Rounds, but insipid violence.When the movie gets close to the ending and the villain says "we lead to the great ending", I felt myself really well, because it meant I was about to take the DVD out and go on with my life.

In summary, 12 Rounds is a horrible action film, which is absolutely boring and without any energy, so do not watch it by any means.


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