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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.
If your spouse was locked up for a crime you were convinced they didn't commit, and you believed you could break them out, would you do it? That's the central moral question at the heart of The Next Three Days, Paul Haggis' remake of Fred Cavaye & Guillaume Lemans' French thriller Pour Elle (Anything For Her), and a film you always feel has loftier aspirations than its reach ends up grasping. Russell Crowe almost feels neutered in the lead role of John Brennan, the mild mannered college professor in Pittsburgh whose life ends up being destroyed when wife Lara is jailed for murdering a work colleague, leaving him to take care of their young son. You sense almost that despite Haggis'…
The Next Three Days is a somewhat mediocre thriller by Paul Haggis, director of Crash (which I couldn't even finish) and In the Valley of Elah (which is definitely better than this one). When a man's wife is accused of murder, he's convinced of her innocence. But when all evidence suggest that she's guilty, he decides to break her out and flee the country with their young son.
Russel Crowe does a pretty good job, and carries the movie well. Other than that it's a run-of-the-mill, average Hollywood thriller, where a regular guy suddenly becomes a master vigilante because he's desperate. The character isn't very well written, but his motives are obviously clear, and we do sympathize with him.
This movie felt like it lasted three days, jeez, as much as I like Russell Crowe in this movie, I found myself bored out of my mind, I can't say much more than that.
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…
The Next Three Days has enough energy to keep you interested until the very end of this engaging and well-constructed thriller, along with solid chemistry between Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks.
Very good movie, but it is a remake of a French movie which was even better.
Good action, surprising plot and very good acting from Dennehy, Crowe and some others.
The movie never gets boring , on the contrary, it 's a real rollercoaster!
Although there are very minor issues with the movie, it is one of the best movies in the sea that is the man-against-the-system genre. Importantly, the lead role (and Crowe in it) is believable as an ordinary man and his evolution is also believable. To top it off, it is elegantly shot and the script is quite resourceful and original in a very Jason Bourne sort of way.
"Im Leben des Lehrers John Brennan läuft alles nach Plan, bis eines Tages plötzlich die Polizei auftaucht und seine Frau Lara in Gewahrsam nimmt. Die Anklage lautet auf Mord, Lara beteuert jedoch ihre Unschuld. Nach 3 Jahren Haft, in denen John seiner Arbeit nachgeht und den gemeinsamen Sohn großzieht, versucht er mit allen Mitteln die Unschuld seiner Frau zu beweisen, welche inzwischen stark selbstmordgefährdet ist. Erfolglos und verzweifelt sieht er nur noch einen Ausweg: Ein halsbrecherischer Fluchtplan."
Ein spannender Thriller, der jedoch an einigen Stellen nicht ganz überzeugent ist und man sich doch ab und zu ein wenig langweilt. Jedoch im Großen und ganzem ein gelungener Thriller. Mir perönlich hat das Französische Original "Pour Elle" von 2008 besser gefallen.
Wow, hade aldrig hört talas om denna filmen och hade därför inga större förväntningar mer än att Crowe alltid levererar. Men jösses, en relativt långsam första akt men sen bär det av. Det är så spännande att det ärligt talat är fysiskt jobbigt. Har inte blivit så här svettig av en film sedan jag såg "Transsiberian" för en hiskeligt massa år sedan, fruktansvärd nerv. Realistisk. Skitig. Smart.
Trots sin ringa ålder är detta för mig redan en klassisk film, sett den ett antal gånger förut men nu var det ett tag sen. En film med ett bra djup i handlingen där vi kommer nära inpå huvudkaraktärerna. Efter en bra uppbyggnad där vi sugs in i filmen allt mer och mer jobbar vi oss mot slutet där pusselbitarna ska falla på plats, vägen dit är inte rak men desto mer spännande. En riktig pulshöjande! En av Russel Crowe's bästa filmer.
Well, The Next Three Days is an entertaining diversion to be sure, but it is also too long and way too implausible to ever be more than that.
Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks give strong performances in Paul Haggis' flawed thriller about a school teacher - seeing Crowe be a docile gentle guy always messes with my suspension of disbelief to be honest - whose wife gets imprisoned for the murder of her boss. When no appeal works and she seems destined to stay in jail forever he starts plotting a prison break, because that's what loving husbands do - even if they have a kid who gets thrown into this mix as well.
I didn't believe much of the final hour, but the buildup was pretty well done, with a nice semi-cameo by Neeson as the go to guy on prison breaks, because of course he is just that. Too bad the film totally derails in the end.
Haggis imprime algo de nervio a este remake de una película francesa.
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