Friday, March 11, 2011

The Next Three Days - DVD Review


Starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, RZA, Lennie James and Liam Neeson.
Directed by Paul Haggis.

This mirthless remake (of a movie I didn't see) follows a husband (Crowe) who desperately seeks a way to free his wife (Banks) from prison, wrongfully accused of murder. Banks is known for her comedic chops, so on one hand I admire her stretching it here, but on the other hand, I didn't feel as compelled for her plight as I should.

Most of this movie is dedicated to planning the break-out, with a little sidetrack of Crowe killing some bad guys. Liam Neeson, heavy in the trailer, only has the one scene, where he gives the advice on break-outs.

Even then it was a thumbs-sideways until the little groaner they threw in there at the end.

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