The Next Three Days Reviews

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February 16, 2019
Crowe is consistently watchable, Banks adroitly handles Lara's charm, fragility and mercurial anger and Lennie James is engaging as the beleaguered law enforcer in charge of trying to figure out what the hell is happening here.
November 6, 2018
Although The Next Three Days holds a tantalising premise at its heart, the film takes an extremely long time to get to the point.
May 14, 2018
Banks is criminally underused as Haggis concentrates on following John through a series of increasingly preposterous situations.
September 8, 2017
It would have been far more compelling with a stronger actress but, truth be told, the ending started off anti-climactic then concluded very predictable.
January 27, 2013
This is Crowe's movie to carry and he does it with an earthy realism that reminds of the actor he is beneath the persona.
September 28, 2012
The Next Three Days is kind of a throwback to the classic action movies Hollywood put out in the mid-nineties - the 'one man versus the world' era of thrillers, in which lantern-jawed heroes fight to save their family against improbable odds
September 22, 2012
It's the kind of edge of your seat thriller that leaves you in constant suspense of how the situation will resolve.
March 3, 2012
February 14, 2012
August 12, 2011
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.
July 14, 2011
Managing to overcome the contrivances and implausibilities of the storyline, The Next Three Days succeeds through the sheer verisimilitude of the performances and direction.
June 29, 2011
...The most effective scenes employ the Hitchcockian maxim that you can show a couple kissing for as long as you like provided there's a bomb under the bed. Haggis has plenty of bombs and plenty of beds to put them under.
April 12, 2011
If it didn't feel like the movie took three days to get through, this could have been a pretty good thriller.
April 5, 2011
If I actually gave out star ratings or numerical scores, this one would be right on the fine line between pass and fail.
April 4, 2011
The suspense isn't just dramatic. It's emotional.
April 4, 2011
This movie is from fancy Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis. In other words, you're supposed to take it all as seriously as he does. You may find that challenging.
March 23, 2011
Occasionally preposterous and bogged down by Haggis' usual lack of subtlety, but the film is also captivating and energetic, particularly during the thrilling final act.
March 21, 2011
Haggis somehow pulls off a delicate balancing act -- a gravity-bound fantasy scenario -- showing us John's desperate, dark, human need while playing out made-for-movie scenes.
March 19, 2011
Although no hidden gem, Russell Crowe certainly could've done much worse than filling Mel Gibson's family-man-of-action shoes. And Paul Haggis thankfully shelves his sociology-degree sermonizing for this pure-pulp prison-break thriller.
March 9, 2011
The bulk of The Next Three Days consists of the build-up to the escape plan, which is probably just as well since this is a thriller surprisingly light on thrills.
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