12 Rounds
12 Rounds (2009)

When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 27, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Energetic but empty, 12 Rounds' preposterous plot hurtles along at a rapid pace, but can't disguise the derivative script.

Rob Nelson

Heavy on stunts but light on plausibility, humor, surprise, visual ingenuity or psychological depth.

James Berardinelli

12 Rounds is the unholy stepchild of Die Hard with a Vengeance and Speed, starring a man whose lack of range makes Steven Seagal seem nuanced by comparison.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

as a fast-food action director, Renny Harlin still delivers a fun movie

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

There's a decent little action movie somewhere inside '12 Rounds': a bit more complexity of character, a few more jokes and a hero who doesn't look like a two-by-four with a buzz cut might have gone a long way.

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John Anderson

The future of vacuous action movies is clearly with the likes of Cena, humans who resemble characters from video games, albeit without the acting chops.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Awfully forgettable, but Harlin makes things go boom again, with ruthless efficiency that puts the flick just over the hump of the straight-to-cable Jeff Speakman school. [Blu-ray]

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

12 Rounds is an occasionally exciting but always empty action movie experience.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Renny Harlin's 12 Rounds satisfies, on the most primitive level, the expectations for a second-rate action flick.

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Mike Scott

With all the nuance of a fist to the groin, ... (it's) the kind of forgettable film that isn't impossible to enjoy but that only a Cena fan could truly love.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
12 Rounds is full of energy but doesn't pack the right amount of punch. The film's tacky acting and loose storyline could only push it so far, but not… More
Jens S.
Renny Harlin was Hollywood next big action expert in the early 90s and has disappeared quite a bit in recent years. Here, his job was to turn Wrestling star… More
Dean King
Another action film from the WWE stable, and an enjoyable enough one at that. Following a recurring theme from many decent action films a young detective is… More
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Stuart Brooks
Rubbish, rubbish, garbage, rubbish... shit
Lady D'arbanville
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