Plot: In a desperate bid to reunite with his daughter, an armed man bursts into the medical center where his estranged wife works and kidnaps her.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: A Day and a Half starts when Artan (Manvelov) goes to his ex-wife’s Louise (Pöysti) medical facility. He wants his daughter back, which leads to him taking the facility hostage. Meanwhile, Lukas (Fares) prepares to handle the negotiations for a peaceful resolution.
Artan demands a vehicle and to be taken to his child, which sees Lukas driving the estranged couple across the country. However, as the journey continues, more problems the couple has come to light, and Lukas must do everything to keep the situation calm.
Verdict onA Day and a Half
A Day and a Half is an action thriller following a negotiator who gets drawn into a hostage situation. He finds himself dealing with a hostage situation that is more down to custody of a child and must use his skills to keep things calm. However, the case becomes more difficult when he learns the bigger problems between the couple.
This is a tense movie that uses the hostage situation to put us on the edge of our seats. The calm nature that Lukas keeps through the situation is amazing. This helps keep the tension situation on an even larger knife edge. It is an excellent display of suspense that keeps us on edge, without drawing into massive arguments between hostage taker and negotiator. Deep down this ends up showing there is a human situation between everyone involved.
Where to Watch: A Day and a Half is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – A Day and a Half is a tense, suspenseful thriller that keeps us on edge throughout.