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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…
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.
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'…
It's well-paced and knows how tension works (at least in principal) but The Next Three Days is severely lacking in the emotional investment it needs to keep the audience, well, "invested". Disappointing on re-watch.
Yes, this movie is a little long for a thriller, but my gosh, does Paul Haggis know how to direct or what. He does a great job in telling story of the family. It's a very approachable feel to it, so it feels like I'm watching the story of your everyday regular parents rather than an actual movie starring celebrities... That probably doesn't make any sense, but I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would.
It's long for a dramatic thriller, and I think some of the scenes with Olivia Wilde and the son Luke in the first half of the movie could be cut out, but it's still a good movie.
Russell Crowe's wife, Elizabeth Banks, is arrested for murder and put in county jail. She claims to be innocent but after three years of appeals, the process has come up empty. Crowe, however, isn't ready to give up.
The majority of the movie focuses on The Next Three Days -- that is, after three years of appeals, and with three days remaining until she's moved to prison, Crowe tries to plan a way to spring Banks out.
Although I thought the movie did a decent job with building tension, the movie is stuffed with last-second, just in the nick of time successes en route to a predictable, happy ending -- all of which left me rolling my eyes. And Crowe…
Slow, overlong, unrealistic, but not a complete waste of time. I got interested enough in the story that I stuck through it. Crowe does well, I like him.
Not a terrible thriller, just a boring one. "My wife is innocent"- Russell Crowe. How does he know? He just does. He goes from being a schoolteacher to a badass in 6.2 seconds. Then there's the totally realistic jailbreak, and the whole thing just ends. Russell Crowe is good as always, but his acting can't save this from being extremely bland.
I found the next three days to be thrilling. Watching someone growing to the plan of freeing his wife from prison, starting to plan such crazyness - and then rushing through the execution, against time.
"The Next Three Days" is a crackerjack yet highly implausible thriller with a needlessly vague and complex title. It was written and directed with verve and vitality by Oscar winner Paul haggis stepping outside of his comfort zone successfully, and even though it is a very thoughtful procedural it moves at a decent clip.
It doesn't move fast enough to gloss over the many glaring plot deficiencies, but in the same respect, they don't detract from your enjoyment either. The set-up is fascinating, and Russell Crowe is always a commanding presence. He carries the entire picture, and he doesn't get much help from the supporting cast. Not that he needs it.
The prison break that concludes the film is a…
Despite of having some exciting moments, this movie is too flabby for my taste. I found it so slow that i almost stop watching it. Definitely, you have to be patient to see Paul Haggis' movies and obviously they're not for everyone (definitely not for me, for example).
It wasn't that bad, it just that i thought it was going to be a lot better, that's all.
Filma sākas palēnām, bet ievelk. Vispār - kaut kā skumīgi bija to skatīties un nejutu līdzi nevienam galvenajam varonim, tomēr bija patiesi aizraujoši vērot, ar ko tā bēgšana beigsies. Interesanta bija pati pēdējā epizode ar pogu, kas ļoti ekonomiski skatītāju nomierina - nu nebija, nebija viņa vainīga.
Ohne die peinliche Autobahnschleuderszene SUV vs. Truck hätte es vielleicht 4,5 gegeben.
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