The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days

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The Next Three Days

US remake of French legal thriller Anything For Her, from director Paul Haggis (Crash, In The Valley of Elah) and starring Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson. 

John (Crowe) and Laura (Banks) are married with a kid, living the dream. Their idyll is shattered when police turn up on the doorstep and arrest Laura for murder. She is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. John is convinced of her innocence and, with no legal options left, plots a daring plan to break her out of prison.

2010USA
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I loved the French movie 'Pour Elle' ('Anything For Her,' 2008) - a superb example of taut scripting, understated acting from Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger and superlative direction from Fred Cavaye. So why the US remake? Why indeed. Paul Haggis (who previously helmed 'Crash') makes a fair go of it, but the script fails to transplant the French movie to...

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Nowadays, Hollywood excels in "borrowing" ideas from Europe or other areas. While they are not hiding it with "The Next Three Days", other Directors were less prompt to communicate the source of "their" brilliant script. One example comes to mind: "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007) which was tagged as many critics as an original idea but was nothing more but a...

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Another US remake from an excellent French movie "Pour elle" (Anything for Her), proof that the US market is culturally starved and clueless.

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I loved the French movie 'Pour Elle' ('Anything For Her,' 2008) - a superb example of taut scripting, understated acting from Vincent Lindon and Diane Kruger and superlative direction from Fred Cavaye. So why the US remake? Why indeed. Paul Haggis (who previously helmed 'Crash') makes a fair go of it, but the script fails to transplant the French movie to...

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Nowadays, Hollywood excels in "borrowing" ideas from Europe or other areas. While they are not hiding it with "The Next Three Days", other Directors were less prompt to communicate the source of "their" brilliant script. One example comes to mind: "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007) which was tagged as many critics as an original idea but was nothing more but...

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Another US remake from an excellent French movie "Pour elle" (Anything for Her), proof that the US market is culturally starved and clueless.

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