The Next Three Days (2010) - Action, Crime, Drama

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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks
Length: 133 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 49 out of 321 found boring (15.26%)

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A thrilling, emotional story of love.

What comes as a both surprise as well as happy ending is that it's revealed, in a very confusing flash-back, who really murdered Elizabeth Gesas, remember her, who by then was totally forgotten about in all the action leading up to it.

The sharp edge of extreme boredom left me wishing the film would finish immediately.

Simple, engaging, thrilling.

Tense and suspenseful .

The introduction feels rather rushed, and lacks exposition, and the middle section is long, unfocused and boring.

I enjoyed the intense scenes, the drama, the well portrayed actors.

Sounds Boring, Is Awesome: A woman gets accused for a murder she didn't commit, her son doesn't kiss her anymore, while her husband is on a fight to get her out of prison.

It's the kind of film where you find yourself really rooting for the main character and it keeps you on the edge of your seat as well.

Stretches its premise well beyond boring point .

fantastic film: Compelling and full of suspense 9/10 .

Anyway - it's kind of a chase movie, with a few good scenes loosely strung together but a storyline that requires significant suspension of disbelief at several points along the way to keep it enjoyable.


Instead it's a long, slow jailbreak movie.

And slow as this may be, this is actually a terrific date movie you can bring your other to if the both of you have the patience.

Thoroughly entertaining and action packed thriller.

Director/writer Haggis boils the role down to a single, compelling scene, in which Neeson's Pennington primes Crowe's John for what will be an arduous and profoundly solitary quest to become a desperately competent escape artist.

intense and compelling .

total trite worn-out contrivance from start to finish.

This film was exciting, had excellent music, was well acted and the positives FAR outweighed any negatives.

" And after watching this over-long and convoluted bore, I can't imagine the French movie being any better.

Definitely worth watching.

So slow paced.

The film is genuinely slow to start as we get introduced to all the characters and why we come to where we are in the film.

It is VERY suspenseful, and maintains a good pace throughout.

The slow moving beginning perfectly mirrors the speed of the legal system, with the pace of the finale matching that of a breakout.

This creates a lot of suspenseful situations as soon as he starts to prepare.

intense action and thought provoking .

The Next Three Days sets itself up as the story of how a mundane everyman can achieve the impossible when driven by love and belief – an insight into the mind of a desperate man, if you will.

Even the lesser characters are intriguing, such as the obsessive police sergeant worthy of Inspector Javert, the kind single mom who helps out David, and the savvy grandfather who intuitively understands his son's scheme.

This thrilling movie will captivate you, provoke your feelings and thoughts towards your loved ones, and is pure entertainment from beginning to end.

It's slow where it's supposed to be and fast where it's needed.

Russell Crowe doesn't really do low key, and the final break out sequence is far larger scale and more action packed (and more filled with things going wrong) than the suspenseful French equivalent.

The first act is a highly compressed, somewhat slow set up for John's criminal development.

I wish I could recommend this movie but it is all too implausible and confusing.

A family broken up unlawfully is a nightmare for anyone and as the plot unfolds, you're in for an emotional and action packed watch.

Certainly too mundane for challenging question.

There were so many intense parts that i loved!

It's worth the tedious build up because the viewer is very much invested in what happens to these characters.

Keeps you on the edge of your sweat.

A movie really worth watching!

Director Paul Haggis has created a film that is exciting with some very neat touches to add to the ever present ticking clock effect.

It's still entertaining though, and the performances of Russel Crowe & Elizabeth Banks were decent.

(Or you can watch it if you want to sleep soon because this movie is so boring that you will fall asleep in a minute.

Then the last 30 minutes of the movie are really thrilling and full of suspense scenes which will keep you clung to your seat in great excitement.

Sure, Russell Crowe is a good actor, Elizabeth Banks is not bad either, and director Paul Haggis already proofed in a couple of (better) films that he knows how to build characters and a compelling story around them.

It was intense and had a great story line.

It is a well done suspense, adrenaline thrill ride for the ages.

A totally improbable sequence of escapades by the protagonist put this 'thriller' in the big yawn category.

It's more like a movie you'll watch when you're bored in afternoon.

As other reviewers have said, this movie is exciting all the way through.

On a final note, Danny Elfman gives the film an intense score which really added to the tension within the film.

The cliché ending was unsatisfactory.

Even though it's slow the plot manages to keep the attention centered well while providing intelligent twists time to time.

I was literally on the edge of my seat during the majority of the movie.

The ensuing dialogue is contrived and banal, and worse each comment lead to another over-reaction and rising tension.

(spoiler) If you can fold up your doubt on the idea that Crowe's character could mastermind what takes place, I think you will, like me, enjoy the movie, particularly a stunning finale.


One of the best thrilling movie I have ever seen.

The Next Three Days The best films are those where you are introduced to characters who do the unpredictable believably, or people you think will be key players die in the opening scene, someone you least expect turns out to be the murderer, these are the films that keep you guessing and keep you involved.

All these fantastic actors are brought together and added to a stellar,clever and exciting script make this a truly great movie.

It was clever, exciting, and kept the viewer's eyes riveted to the screen - no clock-watching here.

It's thrilling, intense, emotional, and fun.

Despite all this while The Next Three Days is at ties slow, sometimes too damn slow, it is never really dull.

It's all quite silly and gets sillier as it progresses, but manages to be mostly entertaining.

Long slow burn with a great pay off.

In between, all is dark and dull and desperate, if of course supremely focused on Brennan's task in hand, which he pursues without fear, in the face of all possible odds.

The sequence was built slowly at the beginning, but becoming more and more thrilling towards the end, as the husband would try any means as long as he could reunite the family together.

We have to sit and watch uninteresting characters talk uninteresting dialogue .

The final 40 minutes is what makes this film enjoyable.

Clever & suspenseful -good movie .

This film is quite long and it does feel it (in a good way) so if you have a fair amount of patience and you don't require your leading men to be superhuman this is definitely worth a watch.

I wondered if it was going to be worth watching with Russel Crowe in it and my doubts were confirmed very early on.

It was really intense and it had everything I look for in a thriller: it was suspenseful; it had good performances, interesting characters, and a smart script.

Just too contrived and forced .

I was willing to go along for the ride until it simply became unbearable.

There are many twists and turns to the story, well written subplots and unexpected coincidences, all populated with a very strong cast of capable actors.

He makes many arrangements for life after getting her out, most of them very boring, and the whole escape is very poorly planned and not exciting at all.

The movie is quite unpredictable.

Very good acting, good plot, and ENTERTAINING ...

It is a thrilling, riveting, fast paced chase at the end, which I really enjoyed.

What I really liked about this movie was that despite a slow burner first hour you are gripped throughout.

Intriguing and seemly original premise with fine performances from Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks as husband and wife.

The beginning of the film does test an audience's patience, but it more than makes up with a sobering dramatic story and exciting, tense chase scenes.

There are quite a few characters in this movie that are pointless and unnecessary such as the cops, crowes parents and Olivia Wilde's character that dragged down the film.

"The Next Three Days" is a tight, hard-hitting thriller that had me on the edge of my seat throughout the film.

Tense and Entertaining, The Way They Used to Be...

The dialog is smart and snappy with occasional vignettes of humor (John, talking to his son Luke about a fight at school: "Where did you hit him?

Exciting, exciting and totally underrated.

At first viewing, i thought the film was satisfactory but i watched it again recently and on second viewing, i enjoyed it more.

Ho hum...

The transformation of John is fascinating as he begins as a complete rube, failing in his plan to utilize a "bump key" and relying on youtube videos to learn how to rob a bank.

Gritty and enjoyable.

A totally engrossing movie.

Russell Crowe goes about sounding like he is reading his lines off a sheet of paper, and Banks keeps the same monotone voice through the ENTIRE movie.

), the scenes explain the plot and process well I feel, the soundtrack is appropriate, the acting is compelling and the directing is clever.

Well worth watching.

Starts slow, drags on, you wonder what kind of movie it is, because Haggis never lets it slip into something you already know.

When it comes to thrilling action movies, this one really had it all for me.

The movie is really more of a thriller than an action film and it does get very intense.

Haggis' film is clever, fun and highly-enjoyable, just pass that popcorn over if you don't mind.

There's a child playing Crowe's son, that seems completely bored with the whole thing.

A Decent Film, very entertaining .

She had passed by the murder scene in a parking garage; her coat bore a spot of the victim's blood; her fingerprints were on the weapon.

The slow moments tend to drag on for quite some time and this distracts the audience's attention.

Empty and soulless.

The movie also shows Russell Crowe's incredible acting range, where he surprises with yet another delivery which was unexpected from the actor.

rather boring thriller .

for a few minutes anyway, till we are back to Professor Plod and his plodding plan.

The Next Three Days sluggishly counts down to its thrilling prison break whilst grounded by semi-realism.

Crowe delivered a few ho-hum performances in some ho-hum films - "American Gangster" for instance - but seems to have found his mojo again.

I thought the movie was well done and quite thrilling with a lot of twists and turns.

In a typical wrongly-accused fashion, with the other escape cliché being a revenge vendetta, Crowe's wife, Lara, played by Elizabeth Banks, is convicted of murder and soon to be sent to a high-level security prison.

Who will past the next couple of years rising his little boy, teaching at a community college and trying by all means available to proof Lara's innocence, but the evidence is compelling.

A remake of a French film, "Anything For Her", which I sadly had the misfortune of not seeing prior to this; "The Next Three Days" is ultimately a well-crafted thriller with a plateful of good performances, heart-pounding suspense, and ultimately, intense passion and romance.

Worth watching!

For me it was slow, miserable and predictable.

Boring .

is emotions are perfect and you can tell he's a man on the edge.

It starts off a little slow, but once John's plan is put into action it becomes a very fast paced action movie that you won't be able to stop watching.

The film makers obscure points to lengthen a "mystery" atmosphere and those obscure plot points make the film difficult to follow.

I thought it was as suspenseful as "The Rear Mirror" or the "Fugitive".

So the story is quite unpredictable and its one reason why it's good.

Beautifully directed by Paul Haggis, The Next Three Days keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout -- you're never sure what's going to happen or how far John will go.

The movie with excellent jump editing , flashbacks with a non linear storytelling is both gripping and an emotional roller coaster showing the different hues of emotions the family of three goes through ...

Crowe himself is engaging as always, so if you're a fan there's no reason not to watch this.

Some events have no bearing on the outcome but you cannot know which are red herrings and which are genuine avenues rather you find yourself wondering where this will all lead to, making The Next Three Days a complex and intriguing thriller very much in the cerebral and classical sense such as North by Northwest or Vertigo.

This movie is worth watching despite some weak plot points.

Definitely worth watching - don't miss it.

At least, I wasn't upset with wasting my time with a terrible movie, but I expected something original and exciting, which sadly this movie failed to deliver.

What it will do, however, is entertain you for 2+ hours with intriguing characters, an interesting storyline, and enough plot twists to keep you guessing.

" - Terence McKenna A gripping thriller, Paul Haggis' "The Next Three Days" stars Russell Crowe as John Brennan, a college professor whose wife is arrested for murder.

Enjoyable movie .

Rarely does one come across a movie that is entertaining, engrossing and intelligent at the same time.

The Next Three Days is the perfect blend of what it takes to make a great entertaining film.

he Next Three Days great movie, It has a Gripping And Powerful Story Line, An All Star Cast and Great Direction, Russell Crow and Elizabeth Banks Make A great team in This movie about a Husband Breaking His Wife Out of Jail In Pittsburgh, the acting in this movie is flawless Russell Crow is at his best and Elizabeth Banks backs his character perfectly, the story line is believable and solid, there isn't a dull moment from start to end it's a heart pounding roller coaster, this film keep yous watching and makes you hold on tight it pulls you and doesn't let go till the end.

Thus, "The Next Three Days" is a very entertaining film (though perhaps not an outright classic) that I wish more Hollywood studios would copy.

Elizabeth Banks is a stunning talent - both highly comedic and full of range.

It is a praise usually saved for Christopher Nolan and his particular brand of blockbuster but I wont waste my time comparing the various merits of both directors.

Very entertaining and tense.

It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Then it erupts in the third act, in a heart-warming, suspenseful and enjoyable thriller.

Enjoyable thriller for the first time viewers.

If you are one of those movie watchers who want the thriller movie to be thrilling from minute one to the very last minute , then this film is not for you !

A tight, gripping thrill ride.

In Paul Haggis' intense thriller he chooses a wise and well crafted angle to lure you in and hold your attention.

It is still an intriguing remake of a French movie.

** SPOILERS AHEAD **Definitely a nice and enjoyable action thriller.

And the director ought to known that suspense is different thing to boredom.

I don't usually go this much into detail with my reviews, but this one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

The movie is filled with action , drama , adrenaline very intense a must watch.

All the little unexpected things get your adrenaline going.

Full of suspense and thrilling start to end.

"The Next 3 Days" ranks as an exciting melodrama with surprises galore.

And for a price of admission being only 75 cents on Tuesday, it was worth every penny and for the most part found it entertaining although a bit generic and predictable at times.

This movie is so incredibly rich and enjoyable, it never once crosses your mind that breaking someone out of prison is wrong.

it is worth watching every second of this movie.

The plot was very original and very exciting, the scenes near the end is like running without stop, something happens in almost every single minute and 3 of them through the police lines in the last seconds.

Even though the film relies on many of the standard suspense elements for this kind of film, The Next Three Days was highly entertaining and as fun to watch as The Town.

Boring, awful, too long!

Some scenes were dragged with added sequences and some were curtailed.


But of course reality does not always go the way we expect, and its fascinating to watch how he deals with unforeseen obstacles that arise in his path.

Great acting from Russell Crowe and the story is very smart and gripping.

FINAL VERDICT: It is very slow in the beginning and about 20 to 30 minutes could have been edited out.

The storyline from Pour Elle is: "Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar.

You could tell that Haggis thought he was making a "smart" edgy thriller but in the end it was contrived and "dumbed-down" with too many convenient accidents and coincidences that made me frustrated and angry with the film.

It bored me to tears.

If you're a fan of Crowe or just love damn good movies The Next Three Days is a brilliantly gripping,thrilling and tense movie that only being a 12 certificate the whole family can watch.

Tense, thrilling, great ending, good music.

This is engaging and manipulative film bursting with platitudes, like alcohol or a cigarette, it will relax you with cathartic ending.

The story is intriguing and involving and despite the movie's flaws it works.

That said, it's enjoyable to see Crowe go through the plight of an everyday man trying to deal with his situation and attempt to pull off the impossible.

" Elizabeth Banks is riveting in her scenes as John's wife "Lara," who is charged and convicted of murder.

He's a community college teacher, not an expert on prison escapes, so a lot of The Next Three Days is spent with Crowe's character researching how he can accomplish his goal and trying to get passports, money, etc. It's only in the last 30 minutes when the plan is actually put into action, but the movie stays exciting and interesting throughout.

When the cat and mouse time comes you are on the edge of your seat going over all the things that could go wrong.

This is a gripping story that is well acted and thoughtfully put together.

Yes a well acted movie that needs an ending it's slow pace results in an unwelcome open ending.

Everything is just so pat and predictable and often too "easy.

I think it's so intriguing, suspenseful, engrossing, and one of the most exciting, and best endings EVER!

Suffice to say that the film is engrossing, dodges clichés, sets up a number off neat red herrings and boasts a touching last act.

Highly recommend it for all those that like a good action/thriller movie.

The long drawn out scenes didn't draw me in, they felt more like that awkward moment of silence in a forced conversation.

If you like intense movies that keep you on your toes and give you lots to think about, don't miss this one!

An astonishingly entertaining story .

Intriguing thriller .

The story of an ordinary person put into a vulnerable and dangerous setting is always fascinating.

A Thrilling Ride .

What I liked about this movie is, apart from the slow, but intense build up to the ending scenes, that there was a bitter taste throughout the entire movie.

Very predictable .

I really enjoy his films and thought he should have received a lot more credit for this suspenseful thriller.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Quite on the contrary, the script plays on the fact that our sense of criticism has been lulled by a slew of bad scripts with buffoons for protagonists, implausible and illogical plot points, and a reliance on CGI-driven art-major-physics in lieu of a plot.

This is a fun film to watch and one of the mores suspenseful ones you'll ever see.

Next Three Days is honest the worst movie I have ever had to endure.

When it is striving to be real, The Next Three Days is dull and easily forgotten; when realism is damned and Brennan/Crowe has some successes, it all seems rather ridiculous and pointless – are we really supposed to be rooting for this idiot and his idiot plan?

Riveting viewing .

Maybe its level of intensity isn't enough for it to rank among Hollywood's great classics, but I enjoyed it, and I miss the days when thrillers used to be as good as this.

I must add that even in the closing chaos, Russell Crowe manages to confine things to a slow crawl.

but it is entertaining.

Unexpectedly entertaining .

Unbelievably bad acting, unbelievably flat characters saying unbelievably empty lines in a story that made zero sense.

It is fascinating to follow metamorphosis of the leading role as this hooks you incredibly in, especially due to the fact that the movie is very well structured, presenting their beautiful life before - with smart, funny dialogue between him and his wife and their happy couple life & after - with all the despair, family drama and his unusual perseverance and love for his family.

As gripping as PG-13 rated "The Next 3 Days" is, Haggis never lets the violence, drug material, profane language, and sexuality become gratuitously gritty.

the supporting cast was great there was high Emotion from the entire cast, everyone played their part creating a perfect fit all around no dull and boring characters no cheesy acting just all around power, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Highly entertaining and highly recommended!!

If you strip the story down to its bare bones -- rid it of modern devices, crashing automobiles, and exploding fireballs -- what you get is an old-fashioned film noir plot, and an exciting one.

Still, it's an entertaining film that filled my time awaiting the Dodger/Brewer game in Chavez Ravine (Dodger's Stadium).

But there is more than just a stunning pathos there, she also allows us to see that there is a smoldering intelligence behind those baby-blues.

Then as Crowe initiates his plot, the movie is transformed into an exciting, suspensefully-edited series of events.

The story was built up slowly but got to a fast paced countdown.

First off, it starts off confusing because they don't even tell us why she got arrested in the first place and then all of a sudden she is in prison and we know nothing of the evidence etc that put her there.

As trite as it sounds, The Next Three Days is an old school thriller.

Worth watching.

I find the film quite unpredictable, keeping all viewers uncertain about what to happen next.

It is an action thriller that has an unexpected element of reality not often found in that kind of film.

The storyline in this film goes slow as a snail.

That was a gripping and rather low key little movie.

The fact that this dull imitation of good thriller has good rating (7.3) makes me think that modern generation of viewers never have seen any good thriller in their life.

This movie was awesome I was bored when I started to watch this, I was saying oh my, this is not all that, but it sucked me in after a few minutes and took me on an adrenaline ride that was totally unexpected.

Boring first half but thrilling second half .

Totally Engrossing .

It's Intense, and keeps you on hook from start to finish.

The story is flat, predictable with some goofs and gaffs along the way.

To give it's due, The idea is terrific & some sequences are genuinely gripping.

The two thirds of the movie made me so bored I wanted to leave the cinema.

The Cons:This movie is very predictable and too some could be seen as a traditional "feel good movie".

It is a slow build up to the increasingly tense action scenes.

Solid, old-fashioned, slow-burning thriller.

It's not an incredibly action packed movie, but it's does do its fair share of thrilling with just cleverness, edged drama and psychological aspects.

The main character is so clumsy and inept he is unbearable at times.

She manages to convey the only real emotion in the script whenever we see her, but once she's in jail, Crowe turns the picture to dull color.

The acting is great, the plot is exciting, and the pacing is excellent.

Silly but Entertaining .

" Audiences are then treated to a taut and thrilling attempt by John to free his wife out of prison and reunite the family which includes their young son Luke (Ty Simpkins).

Waste of time and money .

Full of twists and turns this movie is a must watch for all Russell Crowe fans and also those who love a thrilling, well written movie.

It dragged on for the duration of the film, leaving me cold, bored, frustrated and fed up.

With a flat romance and a plodding plot that culminates in an underwhelming ending, The Next Three Days is a tepid caper.

This movie had my heart beating, and not just a little beating, but sincerely beating for its life (at the most intense parts) for the whole movie.

I wasted 2 hours of my precious time on this dull , boring and irritating movie .

Some may balk at the unexpected pregnant pause as well where almost nothing is said when the husband and wife team sit out on a road shoulder, but I felt that the relatively quiet scene alone was screaming of a class treatment by Paul Haggis, a moment reflecting the sheer unbelievability of something intense that's pulled off, and a break necessitated by a conflict of objectives, and a hair-raising Some may find fault with a slew of coincidences found in the film, but with most movies, Fate has to lend a hand for the narrative to happen, and it's no different here, although again referencing the local escaped convict incident, stranger things have happened that may seem absurdly unbelievable, but they did, and Haggis does deal with some of these scenes, big and small, with a deft hand to heighten the tension and suspense, albeit a little bit cliché with you likely being able to guess the outcome.

THE NEXT THREE DAYS is well worth watching.

I can tell that Haggis understands what the viewer will be thinking and feeling during the experience and he times things perfectly to make for a fun, exciting, and thoughtful experience.

Once the action starts it doesn't stop until the films ends and it actually is pretty good, despite some cliché's and plot holes.

An intense love story .

Neeson is fantastic in his one scene, and then on it turns into a gripping thriller, which will have you on the edge of your seat.

Insteas Crow seemed to be sleepwalking the tedious planning stages, mostly in the sort of noir darkness we see in some super hero films such as the Dark Knight.

The movie is over 2 hours and it's a bit slow at times.

But like I said before there are just too many pointless filler plot threads in this movie and also I think the ending could have been done in a better way.


I thought this movie was really gripping and had a suspenseful story that you couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and Russell Crowe's amazing acting is the cement at the center of this fine movie.

The pace of the film in this section is deliberately slow, like a wet fuse that threatens to quit with every sputter, provoking the patience of some audience members, in the same way that these three years have worn down John, Lara and their six year old son Luke.

All the action is really in the trailer, 30 seconds of seat gripping and then nothing much.

If you like your suspense powerful and unnerving, do not hesitate to seek out Anything For Her (Pour Elle), the debut effort of French director Fred Cavayé, an enormously entertaining thriller that delivers a high level of satisfaction.

If you like on the edge of your seat type thrillers then this is a must see with loads of twists and turns revolving around the plot.

As with most suspension-driven thrillers, there is always that built-in awareness, an unspoken agreement that most of the time occurs at the ticket kiosk or when pushing the "Open/Close" button on the Blu-ray player, that a dose of suspension-of-disbelief probably as hefty as the salt in the popcorn is as sure to occur as a montage sequence showing the story's protagonist preparing for that daredevil dive into the breathtaking unknown.

The Next Three Days is a rare breed, a film that manages to be both thoughtful and exciting, to be seemingly both high and low art simultaneously.

I constantly had to turn up the volume to hear the lines and immediately reduce volume for an exciting scene that follows.

The above is of course a simplification but the absorbing details would unfold as the story develops.

Next Three Days started off with promise but rapidly declined into something dull, dreary, slow, slow and boring.

Very intense, compelling and very entertaining movie.

Very entertaining all the way through from start to finish with no gaps which is always good for a film that exceeds 2 hours in duration.

Nevertheless, the movie is suspenseful from the beginning to the end and you're right there with John the whole time.


The plot takes too long to set up, so the first half of the film is a slow haul.

Crowe and Banks however deliver engrossing performances throughout that solidify a mild entertainment factor within The Next Three Days, although Wilde was criminally underused.

" Intense, thrilling, extremely heartfelt and wonderfully acted.

This film was such intense that I couldn't sleep calm.

All the characters are sketchily written and uninteresting .

Which again I think is great; the majority of us aren't charming or suave but kind of, well bland.

Then comes the second part, a big rush of adrenaline that captivates the viewer until the final outcome.

Action, thrilling, exciting, emotional,the best music .

The Next Three Days is one of the best thrillers I have seen in a while and the length of the film didn't bother me one bit because the movie was really intense.

The first half of the film is rather slow-moving, although it does liven up towards the end when John and Lara are actually trying to pull off their crazily daring escape through the streets of Pittsburgh, pursued by a police officer with an almost supernatural ability to pre-empt their every move even though he only has the flimsiest of evidence at his disposal.

Anyway the movie is exciting, thrilling, and heartwarming in some points with no sexual contents/not so much brutal descriptions/ no F words.

The first half of the movie sort of gives this drama vibe which then rapidly changes in the last 30 minutes which are quite intense.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

Nonetheless it is a extremely tense and thrilling movie on it's own.

This is a very tense prison-break movie with Russel Crowe delivering a stunning performance.

I ended up really liking this movie (and staying up super late to catch the ending) A bit of a slow burn to begin with but as all the pieces fell into place a very clever, suspenseful story.

The plot is also good, even if it can get a bit dull and slow sometimes.

This movie is definitely worth the watch.

The plot was so gripping and the story was so intense that the viewer can not hope to leave his seat till the very end.

Rusty as always is Mr Reliable and continues to be interesting even in boring films – I hope for his sake that the role called for him to put on a few kgs!

Even though this was far away from reality and highly improbable, I kind of enjoyed it.


This movie has been a commercial failure in the United States, that is pretty strange considering the cast, the budget and the seemingly interesting plot (which proved very gripping as far as I can see).

Totally boring, never happen unexpected things, I always knew what is gonna happen.

However, I will say that it continues to be refreshing to see someone who is intent on making something which is equal parts emotionally/anthropologically engaging as it is cinematic and thrilling.

The acting was solid and the story really engaging.

But the last 45 minutes of the movie make up for the slowness of it's beginning.

Contrived and unconvincing.

Yelling at the Screen-Thrilling .

And also, who are these IMDb commenters that find this a 'thrilling' movie?

Developments are unexpected and plausible scenarios affect action and reaction.

We hardly notice, but this editing of the exciting part is the by now common "Transformers" technique.

He warns John of the intense hurdles and sacrifices he will have to make, so I very quickly realized that the stakes and risk are very high if he goes through with it.

However, the thing that disturbed me is the confusion people have regarding jail and prison.

While it is a familiar and occasionally predictable plot the direction by its screenwriter Paul Haggis makes up for it with some ingenious moments (using a tennis ball to break into a car for one!

Paul Haggis greatly impressed me with "Crash", only his second feature film as director, and I was one of those who supported the Academy's decision to award it the "Best Picture" Oscar ahead of the dull and over-rated "Brokeback Mountain".

Crowe's exploits and the efficient police response are both ridiculously contrived.

It gets quite tense in the final third, with the predictable lift chasing scene, which still works, no matter how many films has it portrayed.

When John does launch his intentions, The Next Three Days soars as an exciting chase throughout the Pittsburgh streets and sidewalks as a group lead by Lt.

The Next Three Days is a slow building thriller about college teacher Russell Crowe planning out an escape plan to break his wife out of prison after she was arrested for a murder Crowe believes she has been wrongfully accused for.

Some of the pacing is a little slow and about 10 to 15 minutes could have been cut.

Unexpected .

More confusing than the movie, which doesn't need to be some grand artistic creation exploring the depth of the human condition.

Original and Engaging...

It starts off with the necessary slow exposition, transitioning to a heartfelt family crisis drama and crime thriller with the tension slowly cranking up to a breakneck speed when I was literally holding my breath in the compelling edge of the seat finale.

This more closer-to-life penchant cleverly intrigues a high-profile bulk of curiosity than the corny one-man-save-the-world cliché cause we might harbor an illusion that this super-unattainable adventure could occur to the average Joe.

A good story with superb acting, this had me on the edge of my seat throughout and really cheering for John Brennan

It's a throwback to the superior thrillers of the late 1970's where the story journey's down unexpected highways while enthralling an audience along the way.

The story of a family man that loves and believes that his imprisoned wife is innocent and plans to rescue her from prison is engaging.

All in all very entertaining.

Moments of touching emotion tempered with fast paced action sequences.

Regardless of the story's fairly narrow scope, it's an enjoyable film, worthy of a good discussion with your significant other over a cup of joe.

Slow and open ended .

Well worth watching.

Very slow set up leads to thrilling finish .

Yawn .

More thrilling and more emotional than you think, The Next Three Days features good performances, a tense story with a riveting conclusion, this is one film any Russell Crowe fan needs to see.

Supported by an excellent script by the director, outstanding cinematography by Alain Duplaintier, and a moody score by Klaus Badelt, Anything For Her is entertaining, riveting, and ultimately a very moving love story.

Written and directed by the award-winning writer Paul Haggis ("Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash"), this movie is a slow boil.