Movie Details

Hours

A disaster thriller set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Paul Walker plays a new father whose child is stranded in a New Orleans hospital after Katrina hits, leaving him desperate to preserve his child`s life.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 9 Jan 2014
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
Distributor: SHAW ORGANISATION
Cast: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nick Gomez
Director: Eric Heisserer
Format: 2D

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Writer: Lorraine Tan

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Watch this if you liked: "127 hours", "Gravity", "In Time".

A thriller from his directorial debut, screenwriter Eric Heisserer brings a story set in the year 2005 where one of the United States' deadliest hurricane, named Hurricane Katrina, had hit America.

Nolan Hayes (Paul Walker)'s life took a dive down when his wife, Abigail Hayes (Genesis Rodríguez), died during child labour and left behind a premature daughter. Nolan struggles to keep his daughter alive in the neonatal incubator when Hurricane Katrina floods the hospital and cuts off power supply, leaving his daughter's life in danger.

The film shows fighting spirit of Nolan and his never-give-up attitude towards his situations despite encountering multiple adversities. It is refreshing to watch a film that is both inspiring and touching, compared to the usual haul of Hollywood movies that focus on love, sex and drugs.

With "Hours" as one of Walker's last films, he has never failed to deliver, yet another astounding performance. The audience is drawn to his character and how Nolan persevered on and determined to keep his daughter alive.

With the story plot revolving around Nolan's effort to ensure there is electricity for the incubator in order for his daughter to survive; one could be worried about a monotonous plot. However, the pacing of the film is done well as it has enough suspense to keep audience engaged but not overly done in an exaggerated manner.

Though "Hours" is a relatively small budget film, it is nonetheless a successful one. And if you are looking for a good film to start the year 2014 with, "Hours" is definitely worth watching.


Cinema Online, 06 January 2014
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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