The Next Three Days

Friday 4th October 2013

Director: Paul Haggis
Year: 2010
Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Ty Simpkins

The Next Three Days is pretty good, up to a point. The initial premise is interesting - a woman (Lara Brennan, played by Banks) is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John (Crowe) refuses to believe she did it, and spends the next few years trying to get her released from jail.

And this is where it all gets a bit sillier. After John fails to get Lara released from jail, he starts plotting various ways of breaking her out of jail. All of which are relatively implausible, but because this is Hollywood he clearly has a shot at one of his ideas working. That's not to say the film is a bad one, just that it slowly becomes a little more implausible as time goes on - which is a bit of a shame, because it all starts off relatively realistically.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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