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The Next Three Days

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7.32 h 7 min2010X-Ray12
Russell Crowe stars as a family man with an ideal life who finds his world turned upside down when his wife is convicted of murdering her boss. Convinced of her innocence he decides to break her out of prison, but soon finds himself out of his depth.
Directors
Paul Haggis
Starring
Russell CroweElizabeth BanksBrian Dennehy
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English
Audio Languages
English
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.
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Supporting actors
Lennie JamesOlivia WildeTy SimpkinsHelen CareyLiam NeesonDaniel SternKevin CorriganJason BegheAisha HindsTyrone GiordanoJonathan TuckerAllan SteeleRZAMoran AtiasMichael Buie
Producers
Paul HaggisMichael NozikOlivier DelboscMarc Missonnier
Studio
Lionsgate
Content advisory
Alcohol usesexual contentsmokingviolence
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Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

1232 global ratings

  1. 58% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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rob stirlingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A film that hurtles along.
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A tight, taut thriller that is a copy of the French film 'Pour Elle' made only a couple of years before but Paul Haggis felt sufficiently motivated to write a screenplay and direct an American version. A superb outcome is the result in my view, not easy when you're copying a really top class edge-of-your seat French thriller.

Nice to see Crowe playing an everyman, and a bit overweight too. He even gets beaten up by thugs as he delves into the underworld seeking false documents to help facilitate an escape attempt for his imprisoned wife, played by Elizabeth Banks, who also surprised me with her fatalistic portrayal of the hopeless victim of a possible miscarriage of justice ---- or not.
Liam Neeson has a brief cameo but once again Lennie James steals the few scenes that he's in as the detective shadowing Crowe's suspicious behaviour. James sounds more American than most Americans to my ear and is a master of his art.

There are many subtleties to the plot and a careful watch is necessary to pick up on every detail. It invites a 2nd watch to be honest as I missed one or two minor points when viewing the film years ago which I picked up laterally.

English subtitles for the hearing impaired, plus shed loads of bonus features.
10 people found this helpful
angelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 October 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT MOVIE
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IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HAVE SEEN SUCH A GOOD MOVIE. THE ACTING IS SUPERB, AND THE WRITING IS EXCELLENT. IT HAD ME SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. I WAS REALLY ROOTING FOR THIS FAMILY. I FELT THE PAIN, ANGUISH, FRUSTRATION OF THESE CHARACTERS. IT TAKES A GREAT WRITER TO MOVE PEOPLE EMOTIONALLY IN THIS WAY. BRILLIANT JOB.
4 people found this helpful
JKMReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant
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This is the best film I have seen on Prime Video for some time.

John is teacher trying to prove his wife is wrongly convicted of the murder of her boss. The evidence against her is compelling but it was the result of unfortunate timing as will become apparent. When all appeal avenues close down, John set's about breaking her out of jail. But, how is he going to do do it, intelligent he may be but an experienced criminal he is not. He has to seek advice, but is in following that up he runs into trouble. Having overcome this things still don't run to plan and he has to think quickly on his feet if he is going to survive.

Several twists and turns few of which are predictable, it's nail biting. A brilliant film.
John RichardsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
A very poor remake
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A very slow, drawn-out and mediocre remake of the much superior French original. Absolutely no chemistry between Banks and Crowe ensures that you don't give a fig whether they succeed or fail, and so there's precious little entertainment to be had with this film. Give it a miss.
3 people found this helpful
FelixcatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Riviting movie... of an attempted escape...
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If you like escape movies with cops on the chase, then don't miss this one.... will they get away before the cops catch them or not? All I can say it's a real emotional roller coaster of a movie.... a lot of tension.... some bad guys... an accusation of murder... prison... shootouts... drug dealers... careful planning... a few setbacks... and 2 attempted suicides and one heck of a family... all innocent and respectable! How did they get into this mess? Watch it and find out!
4 people found this helpful
PianissimoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A brilliant film
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This is one of the best films I have ever seen, no kidding. Having watched it, I immediately thought that it deserved a place in my own personal Top Ten films. Why? Because it grabs your attention from the very start, and keeps it throughout! Your mind doesn't wander at all while you watch this film - it's just too exciting! Russell Crowe plays the desperate husband of a woman charged with the murder of her boss, and he will do anything to get her out of jail because she's innocent ... isn't she? Well, she is ... up until the point where she tells him that, actually, she did it. I won't spoil it for you by telling you what happens next, but suffice it to say that there are many twists and turns in the plot, and the ending is just brilliant. But it is not just a thriller; it is a very poignant love story. Not sentimental, though; the relationship between the main characters is very sensitively portrayed, each of them fiercely protective of the other, willing to do anything to avoid the person they love being hurt. This film more than deserves a 5-star rating.
3 people found this helpful
cariadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
a real suspense story about the lenghts a man will go to save his family
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We watched it three times on Amazon Prime,then rented it to show our daughter.Like us she felt it was the best film for ages even though it is ten years old.
Ti Simpkins is wonderful as the little boy and my heartstrings went out to him throughout.An "on the edge of your seat" story.
We need more thriller films with a good ending like this one.
MrReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 September 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth sticking with, for sure.
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I found the first part of the film kind of generic, and paused watching. However once Russel Crowe's character got his thinking cap on, it was addictive vieweing. I found myself fully behind the characters, and hoping that everythig worked out for them.

I'd say 4.2 stars out of five. (Viewed with Amazon Prime.)
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