Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #409

Movie: The Next Three Days (2010)

Plot: A family is devastated when the wife gets charged for the murder of her boss. After a suicide attempt by her, the husband decides on a plan to let her free and works meticulously for three years to make the 3 day execution successful. Amidst all this he has to take care of their kid and the watch-dog policemen!

What Works?
  • The film has a crooked plot but not something a common man made to face an uncommon situation cannot relate to! So, there gets established the connection.
  • Russell Crowe's stoic expressions are apt for the role he plays here and the family form a good threesome.
  • The background music helps; the twists in the chase are enjoyable & action blocks(specifically the scene where the wife tries to get off the car!) are gripping.
What Doesn't?
The very idea on which Crowe works based on the inputs from Liam Neeson who plays a cameo is a bit impractical!

A racy serving of uncommon action.