The Next Three Days Synopsis
After his imprisoned wife becomes suicidal, a man (Russell Crowe) hatches a plan to break her out.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Damon's how-to-break-the-law lesson - as ludicrous as anything else in this enjoyably zigzaggy exercise in accumulating peril - grants...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The plot is worked out with care, and it takes its time, unapologetically, in a manner that's perfectly suited to thinking adults. The...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Next Three Days is genre fare - no pretensions, no nonsense.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Although involving, this remake of a recent French film never reaches the anticipated heights of excitement and suspense.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If The Next Three Days were just a little more mindless, it might have been more joyful.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Far-fetched is fine in most action flicks. And it would work here if Days were a straightforward police story.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Haggis finally finds the movie's groove late in the game, and the escape sequence itself is hectic, suspenseful, and enjoyably ridiculous.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's laughably, eye-rollingly absurd.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
How you feel about Paul Haggis's new film may depend on your contrivance threshold.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don't, won't, can't believe a word of it.
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Awesome movie

By keatsgirl
Unbelievable,sure,but what movie doesn't stretch things a bit. Clean too. Wish there would have been more opportunity for Neeson to be used. Crowe was intensely brilliant as a loving husband with...

Five Word Review

By Ajlina

Pure suspense!

By Nashgal
This is a terrific movie. Russell Crowe delivers with superb acting. My teenage son had seen the movie and loved it, and he told me it was "clean" enough for my 10 year old son to see. While there is...

Will not want to miss this!

By KLPhair
Not intended to be a love story I think, but it is. It is the most fast paced, thriller love story that does not make Hollywood impossibleness happen. This guy does his homework and makes it...

The escape..the planning...the love...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...the humanness of these two characters....all made for an intense movie experience. It is too bad that animation and cgi, sequels and films that scream "sexy" are always on top,because movie goers...

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By hersheykiss44
great movie hopefully a sequel!...

INTENSE Performance

By xtendqi
Once again, Russell Crowe pulled me in and left me shaking at the end. The Next Three Days is so intense it affected me for two days. The main ingredient is Crowe's ability to portray a college...

The Next Three Days

By basketlady23
My husband and I really enjoyed this movie. We discussed after the movie, that you could feel their pain and suffering on their faces. We felt the movie was very good. It felt pretty real to me,...

Five Word Review

By starwarsnutt
Excellant Mustsee Highly recommended memorable...

85 out of 100 B+

By RogueWatcher

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For For violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mature prison escape drama is tense, but also slow.
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