The Next Three Days - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Next Three Days Reviews

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Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
February 2, 2011
A good story well told: solid, meticulously crafted, with that similar, slightly old-fashioned feeling you got from watching a film like Salt.
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
February 2, 2011
It's an all-consuming task, and Crowe makes this obsessiveness plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
February 2, 2011
This is a terrific film with a final reel guaranteed to have you digging your fingers into your armrest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Verhoeven
The Vine
February 2, 2011
A sumptuous study of grief, ineptitude and desperation, and whilst it might run a little long, it's a decidedly brutal and startlingly human film
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
February 1, 2011
Crowe misfires again in Hollywood remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
February 1, 2011
While the performances are solid and there are a handful of truly suspenseful moments, this thriller fails to rise above the formula.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011
It's not your average escape movie, in fact you wouldn't put that label on it,"
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 28, 2011
As the film turns from drama to action thriller, things start to sizzle and there are some genuinely exciting moments
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 17, 2011
Haggis [has] padded the film out with more action, but every extra minute makes the film an extra bit implausible.
Philip French
Guardian
January 10, 2011
Neither Crowe nor Banks matches the levels of determination and despair that Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger brought to the same roles in the original film.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
January 10, 2011
[Crowe] gives his best, most sympathetic performance in years in the corking thriller The Next Three Days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 8, 2011
Crowe boring, Banks miscast, script awful, me no likey.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 6, 2011
Unlike many regular thrillers, there is no comedy or cynicism to counterweight the absurdity, and not much actual excitement either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
January 6, 2011
A long, slow-moving, unthrilling thriller about a teacher who decides to help his wife, unjustly convicted of murder, escape from prison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2011
Occasionally tense middlebrow thriller that lacks both the set pieces needed to really ramp up the tension and the subtlety to make you care much about the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
January 6, 2011
There will be no surprises if you've seen the original. But other cinema-goers could well be on the edge of their seats as the gripping, if far-fetched, events unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 6, 2011
Good fun for the last 90 minutes. Take a sandwich for the first 40.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 6, 2011
Far-fetched yet inescapably engrossing and often seat-squeezingly tense, The Next Three Days is rip-roaring guff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 6, 2011
Enlivened by strong performances from Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks, though it's not quite as gripping or as emotionally engaging as the original film and loses points for being half an hour longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
January 5, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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