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24 Hours to Live (2017)

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An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

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Brian Smrz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Hawke ... Travis Conrad
Qing Xu ... Lin Bisset (as Xu Qing)
Paul Anderson ... Jim Morrow
Rutger Hauer ... Frank
Tyrone Keogh ... Keith Zera
Nathalie Boltt ... Dr. Helen
Liam Cunningham ... Wetzler
Jeremy Yong ... Christopher Bisset
Susan Ling Young ... Vicky Liu (as Susan Young)
Hakeem Kae-Kazim ... Amahle
Claire Berlein Claire Berlein ... UN Investigator
Richard Lothian Richard Lothian ... Red Mountain Guy
Tanya van Graan ... Jasmin Morrow
Alex Anlos ... Sniper
Brendan Sean Murray ... Zee, Red Mountain Leader (as Brendan Murray)
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Storyline

Making a rare foray into rock 'em, sock 'em action territory, Hawke plays a CIA agent who sacrifices everything for his employers, including his family and, ultimately, his own life. No sooner has he shuffled off this mortal coil, though, than he finds himself mysteriously resurrected for one last mission that's timed to last exactly 24 hours. Once the countdown clock embedded in his arm reaches zero, he'll once again nod off into an eternal slumber if he hasn't completed his task. Before that happens, expect him to wreak bloody havoc on both his targets and his former CIA minders. Written by Yahoo Entertainment

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Contracted to kill. Fighting to survive. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa | China | USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

24 horas para vivir See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film premiered at the Austin Film Festival on October 26, 2017. See more »

Goofs

In the hostage caravan confrontation scene, after Travis comes out of his daze and grabs his bag containing the explosives etc. and gets Linn in the car to pursue, he never actually puts the bag in the car. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Animals in the natural world are drawn to the souls of men. They can see the light that emits from inside us.
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Connections

References Escape from L.A. (1996) See more »

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Poor script, tepid entertainment
3 November 2017 | by chrissatchellSee all my reviews

I'll keep this brief, because frankly, that's all this film deserves.

Whilst the premise of a good revenge film has been masterminded in recent years by action packed thrillers such as 'Taken', 'John Wick' and 'Atomic Blonde', '24 Hours To Live' lands very much at the other end of the scale.

The story from the off seems like a convoluted concoction of 'Crank' and 'John Wick', by someone who's never actually seen either. There's plot holes galore, terrible acting (even Ethan Hawke, who is at least serviceable manages to pull off a poor, almost over the top, performance), what almost appear to be dubbed vocals half the time for 'Lin' and the script writing in general is pretty awful (every trope you'd expect, its in there).

The film does have it's occasional highlights, some of the action sequences are fairly well done, but in the end that doesn't come close to making up for this bargain bin DVD rendition of 'John Wick'.

4/10


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