Review: Russell Crowe is back in The Next Three Days

Ever since the release of Gladiator over a decade ago, I’ve been a firm believer in the acting prowess of Russell ‘fightin’ round the world’ Crowe. Sure, he’s done a couple of dud films between  then and now but, for the most part, he continues to show that he has the acting chops to carry a film. The Next Three days is an under-the-radar film written and directed by the rather talented Paul Haggis (y’know, the guy who wrote/directed Crash) that has Crowe playing an everyday man who’s forced to take extraordinary measures to reunite his family.I found it incredibly difficult to judge this film objectively as I was still reeling from the awesomeness otherwise known as The Fighter; but this is by no means a slight at The Next Three Days which is still a solid, albeit slow-burn, film.

“The next day, John and Lara are going through what seems to be the regular morning routine: John plays with his son, Luke, at the breakfast table, while Lara is multitasking as only a mother can, trying to make sure the day is off to a good start. Not long after their family self-portrait—an apparent daily task introduced by Lara—police officers burst through the front door and arrest Lara, claiming she is wanted for the murder of her boss.”

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