The Next Three Days

 52%

of critics liked it

66%

of users liked it

In theaters Nov 19, 2010
PG-13, 2 hr. 13 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: His wife convicted of a murder she swears she did not commit, a college professor plots to break her out of prison in this thriller starring Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson. John Brennan (Crowe) and his
Director: Paul Haggis
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 13 min.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Nov 19, 2010
DVD Release: Mar 08, 2011

Cast

Russell Crowe

John Brennan
Elizabeth Banks

Lara Brennan
Liam Neeson

Damon Pennington
Brian Dennehy

George Brennan
Lennie James

Lieutenant Nabulsi
Aisha Hinds

Detective Collero
Daniel Stern

Meyer Fisk
RZA

Mouss

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks give it their all, but their solid performances aren't quite enough to compensate for The Next Three Days' uneven pace and implausible plot.
  • Even with an actor of Crowe's skill, it's hard to believe the mild, thoughtful John would take to the mean streets of Pittsburgh for fake IDs, blast his way into drug houses and such. More...
  • In the third act, both Haggis and his actors kick it into high gear, leading to a breathless chase sequence, the outcome of which is unpredictable to the last moments. More...
  • In its final half-hour, all the stops are pulled. The movie is still wildly implausible but at least it's hurtling forward. More...
  • The movie is a caper without playfulness or wit -- it's accomplished but not much fun. More...
  • It's laughably, eye-rollingly absurd, so you don't watch it and wonder, "Hey, why not?" You endure it and wonder, "So ... why did they do that?" More...
  • An okay thriller with lots of smart flourishes, The Next Three Days has us hooked early on but never quite gets us in the boat More...
  • Not much more than a meticulously detailed, very long instructional video. More...
  • Suspenseful if not wholly believable, the main problem with The Next Three Days is it lasts about a half day too long. More...
  • The characters are so vivid that the suspense never lags. More...
  • Paul Haggis gets us so engrossed watching the gears slowly mesh in his prison-break drama The Next Three Days, it's disconcerting when the machine finally clanks noisily into action. More...

User Reviews

  • A schoolteacher's wife is imprisoned for first degree murder based upon circumstantial evidence and when the final appeal fails and she resorts to a...
  • Possible spoilers found here "The Next Three Days" presents itself with a bold moral view that challenges viewers with a difficult moral code to live...
  • When this film begins, it looks like it's going to be filled with the pretty people, yet soon after, it transforms into a thriller that becomes faster...
  • I hadn't realised that The Next Three Days was a remake of the French film Pour elle until now, which is slightly annoying as I try to make a point of...
  • Average thriller. I must be getting tolerant in my old age, because Russell Crowe did not even manage to pee me off here like he normally does in a...
  • I am probably slightly biased being that Russell Crowe is my favorite actor but in my opinion another 5-star movie hands down! Russell Crowe plays an...
  • A good action-thriller with a strong cast. It has a slow build up and is very character driven. There are some good, although short scenes, with some...
  • Having cut his teeth on Television shows ("ThirtySomething", "L.A. Law" and "Due South" among others) and writing screenplays for Clint Eastwood...
  • Incredible film. Makes you really believe that this woman isn't innocent and has some shocking twists. Made my heart pound throughout and you're on...
  • Paul Haggis's remake of a taut French thriller (2007's Anything For Her) is along the lines of Prison Break, minus tattoos. After a lot...