Kevin Costner might be on his way out as John Dutton in Yellowstone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hang with the dude on streaming in some of his many movies. With that in mind, it’s time to step into the world of action, intrigue, and espionage as we delve into the gripping film 3 Days to Kill.
Available for streaming on Paramount Plus. It’s a chance to see Kevin Costner in a slightly more intense light with a bit of heart-pounding narrative to boot.
3 Days to Kill takes audiences on a gripping journey into the world of international espionage and personal redemption. In this heart-racing thriller, Kevin Costner steps into the shoes of Ethan Renner, a seasoned CIA agent with a reputation for getting the job done. To be fair, all of Kevin Costner’s roles have him getting the job done (ranch, baseball field, etc), but this time he has a gun.
In 3 Days to Kill, Kevin Costner plays Ethan Renner a CIA Agent on a mission for his family and life
Renner’s life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers he’s suffering from a terminal illness, prompting him to reevaluate his priorities and reconnect with his estranged wife and daughter.
Kevin Costner as Renner grapples with the reality of his mortality, and he’s presented with an opportunity for redemption. A mysterious operative named Vivi Delay, played by Amber Heard, offers him a chance at a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for his services on one last mission.
Renner must balance his personal and professional responsibilities while navigating the dangerous world of espionage, all within the tight timeframe of three days.
Directed by McG, the Kevin Costner film skillfully blends adrenaline-pumping action with heartfelt family dynamics. As Costner’s Renner races against time to complete his mission and reconcile with his loved ones, the movie strikes a balance between intense sequences of combat and emotional moments that explore the complexities of family relationships.
Joining Kevin Costner and Amber Heard in the cast is Hailee Steinfeld (Hawkeye anyone?), who plays Zoey, Renner’s teenage daughter. Steinfeld’s performance adds a layer of authenticity to the family dynamics, as her character grapples with the reentry of her father into her life amidst the chaos of international intrigue. It was one of her first major roles.
3 Days to Kill is a rollercoaster of suspense, emotion, and action, making it an engaging watch for movie enthusiasts seeking a blend of adrenaline and heart. With Costner’s commanding presence at the forefront and a talented ensemble cast, the film immerses viewers in a tale of high-stakes espionage and personal redemption that will keep them on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Upon its release in 2014, 3 Days to Kill garnered mixed reviews from both critics and audiences. The film’s Rotten Tomatoes score stands at around 28%, indicating a lukewarm response from critics who found fault with its uneven pacing and genre clichés.
While some praised the charismatic performances of the cast and the blend of action and family drama, others felt that the narrative struggled to balance these elements effectively.
3 Days to Kill earned $52 million worldwide against a budget of around $28 million
In terms of its box office performance, 3 Days to Kill faced a competitive market and modest returns. The Kevin Costner film managed to gross approximately $52 million worldwide against a budget of around $28 million. While not a box office blockbuster, at least they about doubled the initial outlay. A huge success? No. But not a total disaster.
Despite its mixed critical reception and modest box office performance, 3 Days to Kill offers an engaging streaming experience that caters to viewers seeking a mix of adrenaline-fueled thrills and emotional depth. Do we need all of our evening binges to hit a critical home run? Of course not, these are movies we are talking about.
Kevin Costner Is Finishing His Time On Yellowstone
Of course, Kevin Costner should also be back in front of the small screen audience on Paramount Plus this fall when Yellowstone finally returns for the end of its fifth season. This will be Kevin Costner’s last in the role of John Dutton. Sad times for sure, but Costner isn’t going away all together. He has the Western epic Horizon: An American Saga in the works.
So, if you’re in the mood for a thrilling ride with a touch of family drama and a charismatic lead in Kevin Costner, don’t hesitate to dive into 3 Days to Kill on Paramount Plus. You might just find yourself pleasantly surprised by the unique blend of elements that this film has to offer.