Hours (2013)

logoDirector: Eric Heisserer

Writer: Eric Heisserer (Screenplay)

Starring: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave, Shane Jacobsen, Natalia Safran, TJ Hassan, Lena Clark


Plot: When Nolan Hayes (Walker) wife Abigail (Rodriguez) goes into early labour Nolan rushes to a hospital but after she dies Nolan is left to look after his new infant daughter during Hurricane Katrina. Left in the hospital on his own he must fend for himself and keep his baby’s life support running with no power.


Verdict: A thrilling race against time

Story: With the backdrop of a real event that we all know the severalty of comes an against time piece which uses the loss of power to its advantage. The hero can’t leave the area due to loss of power making it about his survival with no sleep to save his new baby and dealing with the loss of his wife. This really is an edge of your seat film that keeps your attention from start to finish. (9/10)


Actor Review: Paul Walker – Nolan a man who has lost his wife but gained a new baby, stuck inside a hospital trying to keep his new baby alive. I have always thought Paul Walker as a great assembled cast member and had never seen him lead a film solo to the level you would need to be able to perform. This film changed that this is his best performance of his career. Star Performance Award, Favourite Character Award (10/10)


Director Review: Eric Heisserer – Creates a great tension filled thriller on his debut behind the camera, keep up the work I want to see what is next. (9/10)


Drama: The drama of just surviving creates everything without it being violent just simple need to do the basics. (9/10)

Thriller: Edge of the seat throughout. (9/10)

Believability: The events that happened during the storm could really have happened. (8/10)

Chances of Tears: There is a chance of tears by the end. (5/10)

Settings: Be it during or after the hurricane and being trapped in the hospital makes this out to be a great setting for isolation proving he can’t go far. (10/10)


Suggestion: I would be suggest this to anyone who enjoys a good non-violent thriller it will keep you entertained and if you watch it you will see one of the best performances in a long time. (Watch)


Best Part: The visions, conversations he has with his dead wife.

Oscar Chances: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Similar Too: Buried, Brake


Overall: A brilliant thriller that keeps you wanting more

Rating 89

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