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Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.
Drama - This is a thriller aimed at an adult audience. This is a huge
showcase for star Russell Crowe, and the other name actors in the
film, Elizabeth Banks and especially a very briefly seen Liam Neeson,
are secondary. Language, violence, and adult subject matter make the
film inappropriate for children, who wouldn't be interested anyhow.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 75 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great reviews from the four guys and very good reviews from the two ladies in this age group.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These are very good, but not quite great, reviews from the guys. Close to half loved it and over half enjoyed it very much, rating it above average. A fairly small percentage rated it average. The female reviews are even better. eight of the nine absolutely loved "The Next Three Days."
ADULTS:These are very good, but not quite great, reviews from the guys. Half loved it and almost half enjoyed it very much, rating it above average, which is very good, but not great. A few rated it average. The female reviews indicate a movie most enjoyed very much with half loving it. Unfortunately, there are quite a few who only rated it average so there's a small probability that you could be slightly disappointed.