12 Rounds

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 72
  2. Negative: 25 out of 72

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  1. MeelaN.
    Jul 18, 2009
    This movie was just like the marine, same plot same story, boy likes girl, girl gets taken away, boy looks for girl (some action scenes), boy kicks butt, boy gets girl with no harm. they should have just called it the marine 2 and the next one marine 3 and just made it a trilogy, would have made more money.
  2. RyanS.
    Jul 3, 2009
    Sure, John Cena is a terrible actor. But what does he need to act for in a movie like this? It's pretty much solid action. Plenty of explosions and car wrecks and such. Screw acting!
  3. DarrenG
    Jun 15, 2009
    Struggled through this movie. No actor had me convinced of their role. Cena is a long way from becoming the next action hero and needs to get away for a few years and study acting. He also needs to learn to run like an action hero, his running style is very girl like.
  4. EricB.
    Jul 19, 2009
    Let me get this straight. This movie is absolutely terrible, with an extremely derivative plot and horrible acting. But no matter how bad it is, it is a lot of fun to see. Plenty of action, some interesting twists, and enough anticipation to keep you going. Worth seeing, in my opinion, even if you're just checking out how cheesy it is.
  5. Mar 8, 2011
    A bit better than i'd expected. My teen sons loved it. Explosions, crashes, car chases. Average. Doable. Harmless fun, won't win any oscars. Fun escapism.
  6. May 8, 2015
    There is just so many impossible and unbelievable moments with bad CGI effects and bad acting that we just can't believe what's going on.And the 12 rounds are pretty fast but the movie seems really long because the movie is not interesting at all.

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Cena is no Jason Statham. His stolid seriousness sucks the life right out of any scene in which he's required to speak. It's a bad sign when you repeatedly wish a runaway trolley would silence the hero.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    The viewer, even from a seated position, deserves a championship belt for surviving this overlong actioner.
  3. You will probably find yourself praying for this duel's knock-out punch to arrive long before it actually does.