Family Film Guide: '3 Days to Kill'

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'3 Days to Kill'

Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Mature high school students and older.

What you should know: (Spoiler alert) Kevin Costner stars as a just retired CIA operative who is diagnosed with cancer and given months to live. He decides to try to reestablish a relationship with his daughter, now in high school in Paris where she and her mother live. In exchange for some experimental medication that might save his life, he agrees to hunt for two terrorists.

Language: Two f-words, a handful of uses of profanity and about a dozen milder expletives.

Sexual situations and nudity: Some teenage canoodling, kissing by adults who wake up in the same bed, and dancing in a club by partially clothed women who are obscured by steam.

Violence/scary situations: A woman is decapitated by an elevator, a man is run over by a moving train, there is much exchange of gunfire and images of bodies (although little blood) plus explosions, car chases and fisticuffs. People are held captive, and jumper cables along with a store's meat slicer and hot sandwich press are all turned into weapons. Young men who direct unwanted attention to a girl are smashed into a club's bathroom fixtures. The prospect that a man has just months to live is scary, and hallucinations are a side effect of medication.

Drug or alcohol use: Wine and vodka are consumed.


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