In Theaters This Weekend: The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe, will open in theaters nationwide Friday, November 19, 2010.


In The Next Three Days, life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome 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.

The cast of The Next Three Days includes Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Lennie James, Olivia Wilde, Ty Simpkins, Helen Carey and Liam Neeson.

The Next Three Days received mixed reviews from the critics.

“It’s damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don’t, won’t, can’t believe a word of it.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“The movie’s real strength … is generating escalating waves of plot tension and misdirection as John, heeding advice, makes his jail-busting moves.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“The movie is a competent thriller, but maybe could have been more.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Check out The Next Three Days movie trailer below.

The Next Three Days is rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements.

Russell Crowe, a cast member in the motion picture crime thriller The Next Three Days , arrives for a screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on November 16, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

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