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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
John Cena
Aidan Gillen
Ashley Scott
Directors
Renny Harlin
Screenwriters
Daniel Kunka
Running Time
108 minutes

12 Rounds
It's like the '90s never went away...


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12 Rounds

Plot
Officer Danny Fisher (Cena) gets the break of his career when he nabs terrorist Miles Jackson (Gillen). Unluckily for both, the perp’s girlfriend is killed during the arrest. A year later, he escapes from jail, kidnaps Fisher’s partner, Molly (Scott), and kickstarts a diabolical 12-step game of Simon Says.


Verdict
Derivative it may be, but with its echoes of Speed, Lethal Weapon and Die Hard With A Vengeance, this is a welcome throwback for audiences raised on ’90s action flicks — what they used to call “a pulse-pounding roller-coaster thrill-ride of a movie”.


Reviewed by Genevieve Harrison

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