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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Most of the movie elicits tense empathy, which builds to a genuinely nerve-wracking sense of dread. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna RogerEbert.com

    Heisserer doesn't get everything right, but he sure knows how to milk a taut ending, including a miraculous final shot, one that would have drawn tears even if Walker were still around. For those who wish to see the actor at his best, Hours is worth the time. show more

  • 50
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    One only wishes Walker had stronger, better developed material instead of a promising drama that eventually unravels and seems overlong even with a running time of 96 minutes. show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore Movie Nation

    Walker has few “big” scenes, no memorable dialogue and plays up the exhaustion, which tamps down the emotions of his performance. So even an action packed finale can’t rescue this dramatically thin exercise in one-man showmanship. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The movie is essentially a theater piece in which Nolan (Walker) is mostly alone on screen, making use of what he finds a la John McClane, but without the smart pacing or inventiveness of “Die Hard.” show more

  • 25
    Tomas Hachard Slant Magazine

    The film's fealty to history is both unnecessary and a hindrance, pulling us out of a story that could have easily been set in an anonymous city hit by a nondescript hurricane. show more

  • 50
    Mike D'Angelo The Dissolve

    From the evidence here, Walker’s forte may have been not action but stillness—a knack for embodying ordinary Joes without any fussiness. That we’ll never find out is truly a shame. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Though Walker, in his most demanding part, does his best to transcend his characteristically bro-ish demeanor, he’s ultimately failed by this film, whose script and questionable taste hardly add up to a eulogy-worthy goodbye. show more

  • 75
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    Heisserer is able to keep the thrills coming while maintaining an emotional tether to the character and the situation. While occasionally the movie veers into the realm of implausible melodrama, it's a well-modulated affair and knows exactly when to pull itself back from the brink. show more

  • 80
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    The film stirs richer, truer feelings once it becomes a one-man show. This is due both to Heisserer's and Walker's skill — the tension is strong, the scenario elemental, and Walker's harried, urgent hero is compelling — but also the fact that the movies are really good at dudes doing things, especially when those things are scrappy, desperate, and heroic. show more

  • March 05, 2014 yn00000000174071
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    Sorry Paul but had to shut this one off

  • March 04, 2014 scorpiontank
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    OMG Paul Walker, will miss you so much!

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