The Next Three Days
The Next Three Days (2010)

His wife convicted of a murder she swears she did not commit, a college professor plots to break her out of prison in this thriller starring Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson. John Brennan (Crowe) and his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks), were… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks give it their all, but their solid performances aren't quite enough to compensate for The Next Three Days' uneven pace and implausible plot.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Even with an actor of Crowe's skill, it's hard to believe the mild, thoughtful John would take to the mean streets of Pittsburgh for fake IDs, blast his way into drug houses and such.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The movie is a caper without playfulness or wit -- it's accomplished but not much fun.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

This is Crowe's movie to carry and he does it with an earthy realism that reminds of the actor he is beneath the persona.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

In the third act, both Haggis and his actors kick it into high gear, leading to a breathless chase sequence, the outcome of which is unpredictable to the last moments.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's laughably, eye-rollingly absurd, so you don't watch it and wonder, "Hey, why not?" You endure it and wonder, "So ... why did they do that?"

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Ali Gray

The Next Three Days is kind of a throwback to the classic action movies Hollywood put out in the mid-nineties - the 'one man versus the world' era of thrillers, in which lantern-jawed heroes fight to save their family against improbable odds

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

In its final half-hour, all the stops are pulled. The movie is still wildly implausible but at least it's hurtling forward.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

An okay thriller with lots of smart flourishes, The Next Three Days has us hooked early on but never quite gets us in the boat

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Jeff Beck

It's the kind of edge of your seat thriller that leaves you in constant suspense of how the situation will resolve.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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A schoolteacher's wife is imprisoned for first degree murder based upon circumstantial evidence and when the final appeal fails and she resorts to a… More
Nicki Marie
Average thriller. I must be getting tolerant in my old age, because Russell Crowe did not even manage to pee me off here like he normally does in a,… More
Albert Kim
Possible spoilers found here "The Next Three Days" presents itself with a bold moral view that challenges viewers with a difficult moral code to live… More
Bobby Hobbs
I am probably slightly biased being that Russell Crowe is my favorite actor but in my opinion another 5-star movie hands down! Russell Crowe plays an… More
Lady D'arbanville
When this film begins, it looks like it's going to be filled with the pretty people, yet soon after, it transforms into a thriller that becomes faster… More
Dean King
A good action-thriller with a strong cast. It has a slow build up and is very character driven. There are some good, although short scenes, with some good… More