The Next Three Days Reviews

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Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
December 29, 2010
A laborious thriller that lacks wit, intelligence, and, most unforgivably, thrills, The Next Three Days continues the steady decline of Crowe's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 17, 2010
Takes what should be a rousing thriller and turns it into a plodding bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 8, 2011
Crowe boring, Banks miscast, script awful, me no likey.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 18, 2010
Crisply acted, smartly directed and patently absurd, The Next Three Days is a high-tension thriller wound so tight it seems ready to snap like a stressed guitar string at any minute.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
February 1, 2011
Crowe misfires again in Hollywood remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
November 13, 2010
To get anything out of this overlong, underwhelming nonsense, think of it as a blow against the wimpification of the American male.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 18, 2010
The movie is a competent thriller, but maybe could have been more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
November 19, 2010
Paul Haggis loses his way in a labored prison escape drama that never recovers from a serious miscalculation midway through and then goes completely off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 18, 2010
Mr. Haggis deserves props for shattering the myth that all Prius drivers are good. But his movie wears you down while it's whipping you up.
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
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.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
November 19, 2010
The biggest crime isn't the husband's attempt to steal his wife from jail. It's that with Paul Haggis' remake of the taut French thriller Pour Elle, the story's been robbed of its bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 30, 2010
John needs to move on and leave Lara behind as the Next Three Days felt like three years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
November 10, 2010
Two acts of muddled character study and a final act that's a taut, extended cat-and-mouse chase: This is what awaits viewers in The Next Three Days.
November 19, 2010
It makes you wonder why the Crash director bothers with shades of gray when his simple-minded movies can really only see in black and white.
Full Review | Original Score: 52/100
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
November 20, 2010
If the misleading teaser trailers tempt you to watch this preposterous no-brainer, wait patiently for the redbox DVD at a cheap $1 rental fee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/2
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 19, 2010
Haggis gets us efficiently from one place to the next, it's well-designed and the cast is solid. It's his script -- the ground beneath their feet -- that is shaky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
January 4, 2011
Hats off to Paul Haggis. He's got to be the first person to do a Hollywood remake of a foreign movie that turns out to be MORE waffly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2010
Haggis seems obsessed with making sure we "get it" in every scene. You can almost feel the hammer poised right above your head to pound the point home. Beyond that, the film is too long on exposition in some places, too short in others, never just right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 9, 2012
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