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Rated PG-13 · 133 minutes · 2010
The only way to really sum up The Next Three Days, a remake of French film Pour Elle, is by quoting Homer Simpson: It is “the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked.” Russell Crowe especially sucks in the overly somber role of John Brennan, a man obsessed with freeing his wrongly convicted wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks). Just about everyone in the movie is miscast, from Banks (who is far more effective in comedy films) to Liam Neeson as an escape expert with a Brooklyn accent. Each actor is overly sorrowful and humorless, and just about every supporting character is underutilized; in a film with a runtime of more than two hours, one would think that character development wouldn’t be an issue, but it is, with decent actors such as Olivia Wilde and Brian Dennehy completely wasted.
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Official Site: www.thenextthreedaysmovie.com
Director: Paul Haggis
Producer: Paul Haggis, Michael Nozik, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier, Agnes Mentre and Anthony Katagas
Cast: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Lennie James, Olivia Wilde, Ty Simpkins, Helen Carey, Liam Neeson, Daniel Stern, Kevin Corrigan, Jason Beghe, Aisha Hinds, Tyrone Giordano, Jonathan Tucker, Allan Steele, RZA, Moran Atias and Michael Buie

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East Bay Express Crash Out with The Next Three Days and 127 Hours Two movies about escape. by Kelly Vance 11/17/2010
Portland Mercury High-Speed Prius Getaway! The Next Three Days is some seriously tempered badassery. by Dave Bow 11/18/2010
The Coast Halifax The Next Three Days is seriously unsatisfying Paul Haggis misses the mark and Elizabeth Banks is a hot mess. by Hillary Titley 11/25/2010
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