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The Next Three Days
What if you had 72 hours to save everything you live for?
A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.
Fairly solid thriller from director Paul Haggis, this is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour Elle. Normally I always try and watch the original first but I've broken my rule here.
Russell Crowe plays a school teacher whos wife is arrested for the murder of a colleague. The evidence all points to her and she is sent to prison for life. Her husband maintains she is innocent and when all hopes of getting her out legally are exhausted, he decides to break her out and puts together a masterplan.
A pretty solid film if I'm being honest, and seems to be fairly highly rated judging by the reviews. Interestingly it has a higher rating on imdb than the…
I am unhappy when I don't have much to write about a film, but I blame movies like The Next Three Days for lulling me into such a sense of boredom that I just don't care to even think about them.
I want to say that I hated everything about this film, but that wouldn't be accurate. I think it would be better put if said that I was apathetic towards everything in this film. I didn't care about the story (which is terrible), I didn't care about the characters (which are one note), and the Paul Haggis' directing is so vanilla that literally anyone could have directed this film and done just as good of a job.
Russell Crowe for some will always be Ridley Scott's Maximus Decimus Meridius. For me he shook off that hard-man image a long time ago with more complex and rewarding roles that showed a more rounded side to his skills as an actor.
The Next Three Days is a Paul Haggis film that was a minor box-office hit that pitted a vulnerable and emotional Crowe against a system that had incarcerated his wife for murder. A victim of coincidences she maintains her innocence but fights a losing battle for freedom. As their lives fall apart Crowe's schoolteacher plans an audacious escape attempt to reunite his fractured family. With some small roles for the likes of Brian Dennehy,Olivia Wilde and a real…
So much better than I remembered! Damn good story with moments of realistic (for Hollywood) brilliance mixed with some forced melodrama and convenient plotting makes for a good film that could have been excellent.
Also Russell Crowe sure can act.
This is an O.K. thriller which has several issues like plot loop holes, questions about the integrity of the lead character( whether what he does is justifiable for what he tends to achieve), unnecessary sub plots and characters, and an overtly long run time. But I can forgive all those because there was Russel Crowe in it and because he does a really good job. But one thing I could not do is stop cursing the makers for not showing more of Liam Neeson. Damn that is unacceptable.
You know, if Paul Haggis is going to keep on making movies, would somebody do us all a favor and sign him up for a basic screenwriting class? I mean, please, this film could be a lesson all on its own on how not to write a decent screenplay. Its all in here: one-dimensional characters, supremely poor pacing, multiple threads that go absolutely nowhere and completely implausible action sequences.
And, you know, it's just a B-thriller. It's not like I haven't seen these mistakes time and time again. What really bothers me is just how highly it thinks of itself. It not only thinks it's interesting (which it isn't whatsoever), but it thinks it's smart, edgy, and it probably even…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was very bad. The start was promising, but it all ended up with myself being so disenchanted by the entire film that I hoped that the female lead would stay in jail rather than escape. All in all: definitely not worth the watch.
"Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.” Don Quixote
Love that quote and love the paraphrasing in the film. "What if we choose to exist purely in a reality of our own making? Does that render us insane? And if it does, isn't that better than a life of despair?" I spend so much of the movie wondering what is the reality of things and whether I'm supposed to be rooting for this man's plans. To be conflicted like that is most aggravating, but in the best of ways. It's über suspense, as I can't decide if I should shout, "Don't let them get caught!" Or, "Catch them, they're getting away!" This story is manipulating me and I laugh because of it.
A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. - IMDB
There's not really that much to say about this film. It's just a decent action kinda, drama kinda, thriller kinda movie. Nothing too special, yet nothing too bad about it too.
Everyone is decent and it doesn't really bring too much to the table, originality wise. There's a good misdirect in there that you could really miss if you're not paying attention.
I'd say that it's the perfect kinda home entertainment film. I'd be disappointed if I saw it at the cinema.
Solid thriller which seemed to go under the radar upon release. Repeat viewings suggest it could slightly benefit from a re-edit to trim the fat but it still holds up as one of the more solid films of it's genre from recent years.
Fine acting all around in this new twist on the old prison break genre. Excellent Pittsburgh locations make it seem exceedingly real, too. John Brennan (Crowe) has three days to get his wife (Banks) out of county lock-up for a murder she didn’t commit…or did she? Everytime something goes wrong with Brennan’s plan, it seems to be the end of it all, but like a Steeler’s running back, this plot just keeps breaking tackles, zigging and zagging its way to the goal line…freedom, and not just for the couple but their young son, too. Nicely executed, if you’ll pardon the gallows humor.
Hated this. Just not good at all.
Se fosse mais curto seria melhor
Been meaning to watch this film for literally years and finally got round to it. An enjoyable film, good plot with a clever ending.
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