The dream of every WWE wrestler is to make the leap to the big screen. Some succeed. Most fail. The verdict is still out for John Cena, who stars in 12 Rounds as Danny Fisher, a New Orleans cop forced to meet a dozen ticking-clock tests by a vengeful terrorist who just so happens to be holding Fishers girlfriend hostage. The story makes little to no sense and Cena is still struggling to become an honest-to-goodness leading man, but the action and giant set pieces as executed by director Renny Harlin come close to making up for the wild deficits of the script (108 min.).
Director: Renny Harlin
Writer: Daniel Kunka
Producer: Mark R. Gordon, Josh McLaughlin and Michael Lake
Cast: John Cena, Ashley Scott, Brian J. White, Taylor Cole, Aidan Gillen, Steve Harris, Lara Grice, Billy Slaughter, Gonzalo Menendez and Louis Herthum