Movie Evaluation | ‘Hours ‘: ‘Hours,’ a Thriller Starring Paul Walker

December 13th, 2013

Skip Bolen/Pantelion Movies

Paul Walker in “Hrs.”

It may possibly be tough to look at the signature “Fast and the Furious” videos of Paul Walker for a even though because of his demise final thirty day period in a vehicle crash. But “Hours,” in which he stars and is seldom off screen, is a solid different. No dashing automobiles in this blend ticktock thriller and psychological review. Mr. Walker’s character, Nolan, spends virtually the whole movie in a solitary developing.

That building is a New Orleans hospital in the course of Hurricane Katrina. As the movie opens, Nolan is expressing goodbye to his wife (Genesis Rodriguez) as she is whisked off to an inspecting space simply because of being pregnant difficulties. She doesn’t survive, but Nolan is offered with a newborn daughter who will need a ventilator for 48 hours.

Then the energy goes out, and the medical center is deserted. Nolan and baby are still left driving with practically nothing but a hand-cranked generator to maintain the ventilator going. Mr. Walker is convincing as a male battling grief, exhaustion and, from time to time, an intruding outside the house world where lawlessness has taken hold.

Eric Heisserer, who wrote and directed the movie, provides Nolan some stark split-2nd selections to make. Hurricane Katrina has already been pretty totally mined for documentaries and fictional stories, but “Hours” retains your desire nonetheless.

“Hours” is rated PG-thirteen (Parents strongly cautioned) for violence, drug references and tense circumstances.

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