Reviewed by: Rachelle Smotherman
|Featuring:||John Cena (Danny Fisher), Aidan Gillen (Miles Jackson), Ashley Scott (Molly Porter), Steve Harris (George Aiken), Brian J. White (Hank Carver), Gonzalo Menendez (Ray Santiago), Taylor Cole (Erica Kessen), Kyle Russell Clements (Dave Fisher), Peter Navy Tuiasosopo (Willie Dumaine), Travis Davis (Anthony Deluso), Nick Gomez (Samuel), Brian Stanton (FBI Agent Gator), Rosalind Rubin (FBI Agent Sheila), Billy Slaughter (Technician), Kim Collins (Phil the Plumber), Lara Grice (Cell Store Owner), Wayne Ferrara (Battallion Commander), Douglas M. Griffin (Peter Gerard), See all »|
“Die Hard 2,” “Cliffhanger,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight”
|Producer:||The Mark Gordon Company, Midnight Sun Pictures, WWE Films, Becki Cross Trujillo, Mark Gordon, Renny Harlin, Mike Lake, Josh McLaughlin, Vince McMahon|
|Distributor:||Fox Atomic, 20th Century Fox Distribution|
“From the director ‘Die Hard 2’ and the producer of ‘Speed’”
“12 Rounds” offers 2 hours of fun and adrenaline! John Cena plays Detective John Fisher who is on a race against time to save the love of his life from an ex con who has a score to settle. While jumping through hoops to ensure his girlfriend’s safety, Fisher encounters numerous challenges and performs amazing feats.
I’m sure there will be viewers who complain that “12 Rounds” is the same old story, just rewritten, and though it’s true this movie is fairly predictable and totally implausible, that didn’t detract from its enjoyment factor for me at all.
Rated PG-13 for language and violence, this film does have a couple dozen swear words (though no “F” words thankfully) and displays several scenes where killing/death occur, including a graphic car accident. There is no sex or nudity in this film, though an unmarried couple is shown living together.
This film doesn’t offer many major moral issues (other than not to get involved in a life of crime!), but it was refreshing to see Fisher fight for what he loved. Best suited for teens and adults, “12 Rounds” is an action packed, feel-good movie that left the audience clapping at the end.
Violence: Heavy / Profanity: Moderate / Sex/Nudity: None
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