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June 30, 2015
To me this movie is fantastic. Great acting good story and well performed interesting the whole way through it's a film, I could watch over & over again. I can't say that for many films that come out. I really love this film.
½ June 11, 2015
While it has a few thrilling moments, it becomes, not really clunky, but very unenticing.
½ May 22, 2015
Watched this on 14/6/14
Why the hell is this film having a rotten rating? The tension in the film is so strong that it makes you stay in your seat for the entire 2 hours. Every time someone makes a film about something daring, especially against the government, then the Americans get the 9/11 fear and the films end up being flop. This film has fine performances from Russel Crowe, he really carries the movie in his shoulders and also Elizabeth Banks. It's a shame that a movie as good as this flopped and ended up with rotten rating.
April 23, 2015
Suspenseful and un-predictable only lacks depth.
April 19, 2015
Ein recht simpler und gestrickter Thriller mit guten Darstellern!
Die Geschichte hört sich realistisch wie auch erschreckend an! Wie reagiert man auf so eine Verurteilung? Würde man das gleiche tun, für seine grosse Liebe? Diese Fragen sind eigentlich moralisch und selbstverständlich.
Russell Crowe nimmt dieses Spiel sehr ernst und man leidet wirklich mit ihm, wie er seine Frau zu retten versucht. Auch Elizabeth Banks spielt recht stark. Bei ihr sieht man auch, dass sie auch ernstere Rollen spielen kann oder auch spielen soll! Denn, wenn sie nur auf diesem Comedy Genre bleiben soll, kann man sie nicht so wirklich ernst nehmen. Ein kleines Schmunzeln gibt es von Liam Neeson: Bei seinem kleinen Auftritt in einem Cafe und wie er Crowe ein paar Tipps gibt, ist einfach Cool!
Das Grundrezept dieser Geschichte ist brisant und spannend. Nur leider hat es ein paar Hänger drin, dass den Film ein bisschen Drive wegnimmt.
Fazit: Gut gespielte Schauspieler in einem spannenden Fall, nur leider schwach erzählt!
March 18, 2015
Liked it. Was a good story, has it been used before?
½ March 16, 2015
John Brennan (Russel Crowe) spends about two-thirds of the movie planning how to break his wife, convicted of murder, out of jail. In the final third, he succeeds and they're on the run from police, who are perpetually just a few seconds too late at each chance to catch them. This film has some tense, suspenseful scenes, some good camera work, and very good acting from Crowe (who is pretty much the only character of interest). Unfortunately, the plot is totally implausible. John is a community college literature teacher. He reads a book about escaping from prison, meets with the author (a nice turn by Liam Neeson), and becomes an overnight prison-break expert. The plan he eventually concocts is ludicrously elaborate and seems to involve psychic powers, because John has allowed for random discoveries and actions by the police that he could not have predicted any other way.

Suspend your disbelief if you can and admire the production values.
March 14, 2015
Watched this the other night too. Great movie but far fetched. Storyline kept you interested in wondering how an ordinary husband can break his wife out of prison.
March 7, 2015
It may be a little slow at times but it'll definitely be worth it at the end. "The Next Three Days" is an excellent prison-break movie.
½ February 20, 2015
No matter how many times you roll your eyes and shout "There's no way!" at your television screen, you still end up appreciating Paul Haggis' earnest "The Next Three Days," an appropriate nod to classic man-on-the-run films like "The Fugitive" and even "North By Northwest."
February 9, 2015
Captivating dramatic story about a man who literally sacrifices everything to get his wife back. While the lead up is rather slow, the end was a little bit over the top. Nonetheless, a good suspenseful movie.
February 6, 2015
Thrilling. A little long but I can't find were to cut it either to not mess with the story to much.
January 24, 2015
Pretty decent film with a strong cast
½ January 20, 2015
Great movie. It's a smart, stylish, suspenseful, and moving movie. The action is tense, the breakout well-planned, and the performances great, especially Crowe, Banks, and Neeson.
January 19, 2015
Not a bad film, very slow to start with but turned into a good watch. Basically was happy playing on the phone during the first half hour but then the phone went down
½ January 13, 2015
Plot was way too convoluted, and messy, but Crowe and Banks do a good acting job.
January 11, 2015
good suspenseful movie. kept us up late watching till the end. good one.
January 6, 2015
On the edge of your seat! Russell Crowed does it yet again.
January 3, 2015
Very entertaining! It's great to see Russell Crowe in an emotionally-charged role again. He's fantastic and was able bring his far-fetched character and the movie's plot to believability.

Now, one of the major complaints by the critics is of the far-fetched plot about a mild-mannered teacher who steals from drug-dealers and breaks his wife out of prison to reunite his family. I know that's not your typical story, but why should all movies have typical plots? We enjoy heroic fantasy characters like the Avengers, Spiderman and Iron Man but not a husband and father who's willing to do the unthinkable when he's desperate to reunite his family and save his wife?

Enjoy the movie for what it is. Great dramatic performances by Crowe and his costar Banks. I also love the cameo by Liam Neeson, although it was too short. By no means the movie was perfect without flaws. But it was enjoyable because you'll find yourself rooting for this desperate husband who has so much to lose and seemed foolishly hopeful.
December 26, 2014
It exaggerates to incredulity.
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