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3 Days to Kill might not be art, but it's better than most of the overtly violent action fare that litters the multiplexes these days, thanks largely to the fact that its heart is almost as big as its explosions.
Daft and sloppy as it is, 3 Days rarely fails to entertain.
The Hollywood Reporter
It’s all absurd in a way that is typical Besson. But it’s also undeniably entertaining, and it marks a relatively pain-free way to kill, if not three days, at least a couple of hours.
Although it’s not impossible to mix humor and violence, as “Midnight Run” proves, it isn’t easy — as 3 Days to Kill proves. Points for effort all the way around, and welcome back, Costner. Let’s hope things get better from here.
Slant Magazine
McG may strip down his approach and serve up a variety of slick, well-paced shoot-outs and car chases, but his technical skill can't quite overcome the story's lazy sense of humor and incomprehensible account of international espionage.
3 Days to Kill feels like two very different movies, neither of which is particularly good.
The lukewarm family dynamics sit awkwardly alongside equally underwhelming action sequences.
Besson provided the story and co-wrote the screenplay for a film directed by McG, who does his usual McGhastly job with action and is McGruesome when it comes to comedy.
Boston Globe
3 Days to Kill is pretty terrible, but it’s not really Kevin Costner’s fault.
It only comes alive when the star briefly shows the casual looseness that once was his calling card.

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