Producted By: WWE Studios, PalmStar Media, PenLife Media
Country: United States of America
Official Website: http://www.focusfeatures.com/termlife
If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days, he'll die happy. Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops. Performing the last act of a desperate man, Nick takes out a million dollar insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter. The problem? The policy doesn't take effect for 21 days. Nick knows they'll be lucky to be alive for twenty-one hours.
This is the kind of material that can't be elevated without help from behind the camera. Instead, the actors are left to gesture aimlessly through a stupefacient fog of clich�s and insipid direction.
"Term Life" is cleanly plotted and tautly paced, but it's never as fun as it should be.
An asinine movie that has the premise for a thriller, the tone of a half-hearted neo-noir, and the plot of a daddy-daughter dramedy.
It's a wannabe noir with no atmosphere, and a waste of a talented cast by a director who really has no idea what to do with them.