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3 DAYS TO KILL (2014)

3 DAYS TO KILL <span>(2014)</span> artwork

3 DAYS TO KILL (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 122

Release dates 20/10/2014, 20/06/2014

BBFCInsight moderate violence, sex references, nudity, strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Action, Thriller

Director(s) McG

Cast includes Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Tómas Lemarquis, Richard Sammel, Marc Andréoni, Bruno Ricci, Eriq Ebouaney, Jonas Bloquet

Summary Secret Service field agent Ethan Renner (Kevin Costner) dedicated his life to the CIA but when he's diagnosed with a terminal illness, he retires from his high stakes life in order to reconnect with his estranged family. When the agency offers him a life-saving experimental drug in exchange for one final but extremely dangerous mission, he reluctantly agrees. As well as tracking down a ruthless terrorist, he takes sole responsibility for his daughter, endeavouring to complete his two toughest assignments yet.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

3 DAYS TO KILL is an action thriller about a dying CIA agent who is given a potentially life-saving drug in exchange for taking one final assignment.


Violent scenes include a man holding a woman's head over a lift shaft before it's implied that a descending lift decapitates her. There are several action sequences with explosions, shootings and fights. There are also torture scenes, although these lack violent detail and there is an element of comedy in them. In another scene, a teenage girl is sexually threatened by a group of men before a man appears and fights them off.


Topless female dancers move suggestively in a club, with dry ice mostly concealing the nudity. There is also a scene in which a woman's exposed buttocks are visible whilst her back is tattooed.


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and some milder bad language, including 'son of a bitch', 'shit', 'bastard', 'fricking', 'turds' and 'Jesus Christ'.

In one scene, a teenage girl says she punched someone at school for calling her Pakistani friend a 'Paki'. The film also includes a scene in which a man receives an apparently life-saving injection in the arm.



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Entertainment One UK,Entertainment One UK Ltd
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