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Review: Katrina drama is Paul Walker’s finest hour

December 11, 2013 • Entertainment


This photo released by Pantelion Films shows Paul Walker, left, as Nolan Hayes, and Genesis Rodriguez as Abigail, in a scene from the film, “Hours,” directed by Eric Heisserer. The movie releases Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Copyright Pantelion Films)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ingeniously simple setup is cunningly exploited for maximum suspense in “Hours,” a slow-building, consistently engrossing drama set during and immediately after the devastation wrought on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Making a most impressive debut as feature helmer, scripter Eric Heisserer graduates from savvy genre fare (“Final Destination 5″) to more mainstream moviemaking with this intense tale of a father’s desperate efforts to keep his prematurely born daughter alive in a hospital abandoned after power is knocked out by flooding.

The late Paul Walker (“Fast & Furious”) capably and compellingly rises to the demands of the role of Nolan Hayes, a loving husband Login to read more

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