A terminally ill Secret Service agent (Kevin Costner) is coaxed out of retirement for one last job in exchange for an experimental drug that could save his life, and give him more time with his estranged family. Ethan Runner has kept his dangerous career a secret from his wife and daughter. Shortly after receiving a grim medical diagnosis, Ethan decides to give up his dangerous career for one last shot at being a decent husband and father. He gets the opportunity to watch his daughter while his wife goes out of town for a few days, but the agency offers him a life-saving cure. Now, with his daughter’s safety in his hands for the first time in a decade and the powerful drug’s debilitating side effects taking hold, the hunt begins.
“A movie star is somebody who can make you willing to believe a lie. Equally rare is a movie star who can make such a film bearable, who carries around his own aura of truth, so that the lies just bounce off him. Kevin Costner is that kind of actor. ” — San Francisco Chronicle -Mick LaSalle
“It’s pretty evident Luc Besson intended 3 Days to Kill to be a comedy thriller.”— ReelViews -James Berardinelli