The Next Three Days - quick review

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    Likes Received:
    Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks star in this "prison break-out" thriller written and directed by Paul Haggis. John (Crowe) and Lara (Banks) are married, with a son. Lara is arrested for the murder of her manager, and John's world is turned upside down. After repeated legal proceedings, John has run out of options to prove Lara's innocence. Desperation sets in for John, and he plans to break Lara out from prison.

    The film goes to great pains to show us how the internet is rather helpful in plotting prison break-outs, but does John have the nerve and fortitude to go through with it. The script is peppered with near misses, and plenty of obstacles for John to overcome. Crowe does a good job acting, even without dialogue, his facial expressions tell a lot about what his character is going through and wrestling with, as he goes down a path that has but a slim chance of succeeding.

    The direction is competent, nothing groundbreaking, but for its running time, it's actually paced pretty well.

    I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.
  2. Kazz

    Kazz Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 27, 2010
    Likes Received:
    I love Russell Crowe and I look forward to seeing this movie.

Share This Page