One of those movies where you're 2/3 in and realize, "oh, I've seen this already"
Very suspenseful! Really believable characters. Wasn't expecting to like it. Loved it.
over 4 years
Good movie. Interesting and gripping. A bit sad though.
Decent action movie / Crowe movie. (4* 7/30/2011)
An all-round good movie. Thrilling. Great acting by Crowe!
over 6 years
Urgh. No suspense, super implicit premise, predictable... the worst!
The Next Three Days is a 2010 thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was filmed on location in Pittsburgh. It is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour Elle (Anything for Her) by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.
Lara Brennan (Banks) is convicted of murdering her boss after an altercation at work. Following the failure of her appeal, Lara's husband John Brennan (Crowe), a professor at a community college, becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking her out of jail, while their son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during their prison visits.
John consults Damon Pennington (Neeson), a former convict who successfully escaped from prison seven times. Damon advises John to study the prison, saying "every prison has a key". Damon also warns him that the initial escape from the prison will be easy compared with avoiding capture after the escape. To that end, John must obtain false...