Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Netflix Movie Review: The Next Three Days

"It's damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don't, won't, can't believe a word of it. Russell Crowe stars as a mild-mannered teacher (huh?) whose wife (Elizabeth Banks) is suicidal about doing a life sentence for killing her boss. So he decides to break her out of prison. For ideas, he watches YouTube. Handy. Writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) has the actors, including Ty Simpkins as the couple's nine-year-old son, race preposterously all over Pittsburgh with the cops in hot pursuit. In case you want to try this at home, wearing different-colored jackets really throws the law off your trail. Say what? Credulity isn't just strained, it practically crawls into your lap and cries for mercy." Paul Haggis, Rolling Stone
General Movie Info:
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Plot: A family struggles after the wife is accused of murder.
Rated: PG-13

My thoughts:
This was not Russel Crowe's best movie... by far.  While the plot-line had potential, this movie did not deliver.  The Next Three Days felt like three days,  it was slow moving and not very believable.  I would not recommend wasting your time with this film.

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