Just how far would a father go for their child? (by ur-650-819146)
This film amazed me as I am not normally into this genre. I went in not expecting anything really but by the end I was captivated and really cheering Walker on.Paul Walker does an amazing job and he made the film for me, his emotion and grit shone through. By the end I found myself emotionally attached to the story and really immersed in the story.The Film is set during Hurricane Katrina, but this is not a politically motivated or typical Hollywood portrayal. This is a survival story above all and I applaud Paul Walker in his role.RIP my friend.
Paul Walker was excellent in his role (by badttboy)
I watched this movie weeks before Paul Walker had passed and thoroughly enjoyed it. I must admit I've always been a fan of his. Yet I can indisputably say without being biased, that he played this role with excellence.OK, so the move was not a fast paced action or romantic, date flick, but it was a well written realistic Drama / Thriller.While the ending may have been somewhat predictable. The rest of the film with it's characters and plots certainly was not. You will find quite a few surprises.I am sure it will do well if/when it's released in theaters around the world. What a <more>
great way to pay tribute to him by releasing it to as many screens as they can. At least I really hope they do. If you can't go to see it. I'd say it's worth renting anyway.
Paul Walker gives an outstanding and honest performance (by faithisagoodthing)
I recently watched the brilliant Hours, and to say the great Paul Walker nailed this role is an understatement.What an honest and sincere portrayal of a desperate grieving father Nolan Hayes and the horrors of trying everything possible to ensure that his new born baby daughter Abigail survives, whilst on a ventilator machine in a hospital.It's simply just heart-breaking to watch and again, what a performance by Walker.All this includes the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina's devastation to add to the tension of this awesome movie. The multiple flashbacks works extremely well to tell <more>
the back-story of Nolan's life and it reminded me of movies like 127 Hours.I have noticed that some critics and fans have complained that the movie is either too long or has some plot holes. I just kept on thinking, the movie although it has a very simple story, covered what it needed too realistically and I didn't personally find any plot holes; plus the time-frame was just perfect.What a great shame that Paul Walker died recently, because although greatly missed, he should rightly so, be very proud of this movie and many others that he had done previously , and had so much more to offer as a great actor.I urge everyone to see this movie as soon as possible - whatever the format for Walker's performance but also, the movie as a whole is genuinely great. Paul Walker for sure will be missed.
I gave this a 9 because Paul did a great job acting, I agree with the others when they said they couldn't understand why this movie doesn't have a higher rating. You could see some of the FF in his character, like when he shakes hands with the guy in the kitchen and the way he talked along with some of his facial expressions in the flashbacks. In the more serious parts of the movie is when you see the real range he had as an actor. I think if he hadn't died and continued with roles like this he could easily have became a leading, serious A-lister of the likes of Clooney, Pitts and <more>
others like those. I like his other movies but I really like this movie. I think we lost one hell of an actor when Paul died
To be honest, if it was not for Paul Walker's untimely death, I am not sure if I would be watching this film. But as one of his last original film roles, I knew I had to see it. What I got was an intense, riveting thriller led by Paul's dramatic performance. Just like "Gravity," this movie is basically a one-man show, and Paul Walker effectively and surprisingly carries all the dramatic weight needed to combat with Hurricane Katrina.This film centers around a man named Nolan Hayes who is in the hospital with his wife in labor. The only problem is that a major hurricane is <more>
making landfall. Unfortunately, Nolan loses his wife in childbirth and his baby was born premature and is hooked up to a ventilator. Facing the hurricane's wrath, Nolan must fight the odds to keep himself and his baby alive.To see Paul tackle a role like this amazed me, because he was mostly an action star. If he survived, it would have been interesting to see the roles he would have had. This film shows that Paul can effectively carry out a dramatic role, and does so impressively by working solo. Outside of his signature Fast and the Furious movies, this would have been his best role. Genesis Rodriguez was in the film as Nolan's wife, but mostly portrayed as flashbacks. But she is very gorgeous and talented.Overall, Hours is a small drama that wasn't on anybody's radar, including mine. But because of Paul's unfortunate passing, I had to see this and I am glad I did. It is an intense drama with themes of fatherhood. Much like Sandra Bullock in Gravity and Tom Hanks in Cast Away, Paul uses his solo screen time talking to the baby or even a dog to get his emotions through. It's a shame this film did not get a wide theater release because I was gripping my seat the entire time. A great film this is. I rate this film 9/10.
"Hours" will feel like minutes for those watching this absorbing tale of parental devotion. (by dave-mcclain)
It kind of surprised me when I realized that there hadn't been any major movies about Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it brought to New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in 2005 – until "Hours" PG-13, 1:37 hit theaters. Like many smart filmmakers, Eric Heisserer, who wrote this film and also directs for the first time , tells a very big story through the experiences of a very small group of people. His approach personalizes the real life disaster and makes it easier to appreciate, as in "Titanic", "Pearl Harbor" and "The Impossible", the <more>
2012 film about a tsunami hitting Thailand."Hours" adds to its degree of difficulty by allowing one actor to carry the vast majority of the film like Robert Redford in 2013's "All is Lost", and especially Tom Hanks in the 2000 film "Cast Away" . This whole situation is all the more poignant because the star of "Hours", Paul Walker, didn't live to see this movie released. Walker plays Nolan Hayes, a New Orleans resident, who takes his wife, Abby Genesis Rodriguez , to a local hospital when complications arise with her pregnancy. Abby dies and Nolan's baby girl is not yet breathing on her own, needing to be on a respirator for about 48 hours.Then, Hurricane Katrina robs the hospital of its power and the subsequent flooding takes out the back-up generators and forces the hospital to evacuate all its patients, staff, nurses and doctors. Since the baby can't be moved, Nolan remains there alone to keep her alive using a generator which he must crank by hand every 2-3 minutes , while trying to signal for help and protecting himself and his little girl from various other dangers that the disaster brings their way. Minutes stretch into hours and Nolan grows increasingly desperate for help to arrive before either he or his baby succumbs to their overwhelming circumstances."Hours" is both an excellent thriller and a great drama and is the kind of movie that can even make a tough guy tear up. Walker is remarkable in this film. He does the best acting of his career, striking the perfect balance between his considerable emotional depth and his boyish charm. The tragedy and tension in the movie competed for my emotional attention with the sadness I felt believing that this film could have been a game-changer for Paul Walker's career. Either way, "Hours" deserves an "A".
Should not have a such a low rating; this film is great. (by casiosx)
This film in a sentence: What a father will do to keep his premature daughter alive, when the world is falling down around him.Why this film isn't receiving a better rating I won't know. This is the best acting from Paul Walker I think anyone will have seen. Just watch it especially if you thought 'The Impossible' was a great piece of film One of the core roles a man feels he needs to provide for his family is protection and to provide; this film shows this by putting Nolan Walker in scenarios where you feel his struggle to keep the only thing he has safe.
Walker's fine and desperate hours (by videorama-759-859391)
I've just seen this movie and I'm glad I did. After previewing it a couple of months back, alongside Walker's other vehicle, Vehicle 19, I wondered what had happened to it. Here's an intriguing premise, played around or against a real catastrophic disaster, that being Hurricane Katrina, though this is not the first film based around that, remember Bad Lieutenant Cage remake, but we've gone onto a totally different track of story. Here Walker, very good, showing his capabilities as an actor if given the right material, is forced to stay back at an evacuated hospital, to <more>
look after his infant daughter, after Katrina strikes. It's not very long before the whole power goes out, and he has to solely rely on a generator to keep her daughter alive, where after every six minutes, the numbers will drop if he stops winding the control. You should see how many times he runs back and forth down to the power supply room, half flooded by the way. Certain obstacles and incidents, later thwart his quest, including some real unsavory heartless sons of bitches. Hours works so well for many reasons, one being Walker's realistic and engaging performance, probably one of his best. Apart from Katrina, he has to deal with a much greater tragedy, as having just lost his wife, Abigail another hottie of course who died in labor, apparently stress related, so Walker's not having the best of days. We see some of their earlier time spent together in a sufficient number of heartwarming, sexy, and inspiring flashbacks. Too what I liked, was how Walker spent a lot of time, ranting to his newborn, which in the early stages, I admit got a little annoying, but then it became quite interesting as god knows what s..t he was gonna pour out next. Another thing that was annoying, was his watch sounding off after every six minutes, but you gotta do what you gotta to do. What would you do? This is one of those movies that poses that question. I was quite impressed by Walker, as he had some really powerfully dramatic acting moments. Hopefully he can improve on this which next each film. Highly recommended drama of inspiration and hope.
A slice of life. A slice of reality. (by Suave785)
I heard about the movie a little bit before the passing of Paul Walker and the storyline intrigued me. I didn't choose to watch this movie because it would be Mr. Walker's last. We all know that he will still have a bit role in Fast and Furious 7. I am glad that I decided to watch this movie and are happy to see Paul Walker do something other than drive a car. The movie really hits home with the reality of what you would do to survive and how selfless service applies to individuals differently depending on the circumstances. You get to see a man who literally puts everything on the <more>
line to keep his ailing daughter alive in a defunct hospital that gets bombarded by Hurricane Katrina. Depending on the person you may see a bit of yourself in the main character. You might be able to envision yourself in the same circumstances and how you would act and rationale every action you took. I am not asking you to pick through this movie with a fine tooth comb. I am just asking you to simply spend two hours of your life enjoying Paul Walker in a vehicle other than a Skyline. I promise it is time well spent.