Movies like 24 Hours to Live are exactly why I love Ethan Hawke. Nobody can shift from intimate, prestige arthouse films and outlandish genre mayhem like him. This one is most certainly the latter.
A mishmash of a dozen different movies from the last decade or so, 24 Hours to Live has Hawke trying to kill some people because, well, he only has a few hours to live. Like, 24 or something. Anyways, check out the trailer:
This looks completely silly, but it has Ethan Hawke so it has my attention. Plus, Rutger Hauer is in here goofing it up as a dude Hawke’s TRAVIS CONRAD! has to find for some reason. Sometimes these Hawke genre films work (Daybreakers), sometimes they don’t work at all (Getaway). We’ll see where this one lands.
There’s little bit of Crank, a little John Wick, some Edge of Tomorrow, and other stuff. It’s not original by any means. Aside from Hawke and Hauer, it stars a whole smattering of VOD all stars you can probably see in a Nicolas Cage movie somewhere on your TV at this very moment.
24 Hours to Live will hit VOD November 3, a month before it’s pointless (and certainly limited) theatrical release on December 1.