New Orleans Police Office Danny Fisher(John Cena) and his partner Hank Carver(Brian J White) accidently bumps into a notorious terrorist Miles Jackson(Aidan Gillen) who is fleeing from FBI. After recognizing Miles, Danny chases him down the streets on foot and arrests him. But, Miles’s girlfriend gets run over by a truck while trying to escape.A year has passed since this incident. Danny and Hank have been promoted to detectives. As they go about their peaceful and fun filled life, Miles escapes from prison and kidnaps Danny’s girlfriend Molly(Ashley Scott). Using Molly as a bargain chip, Miles lures Danny into a game which has 12 rounds.
The game sends Danny across the city following the cues given by Miles. How Danny completes the 12 rounds form the rest of the story.
Renny Harlin directs this movie which fails to impress. The 12 rounds does not translate to adrenalin pumping action scenes. The story towards the end gives a sense of déjà vu if you have seen Die Hard With A Vengeance.
John Cena is miscast as Danny Fisher. The role requires agility which John Cena is not able to successfully portray.