The Next Three Days

Theatrical Release: November 19, 2010
The Next Three Days


A man is willing to break his wife out of prison in order to get her out of a murder conviction.

Dove Review

To the filmmakers’ credit, this picture does hold one’s attention. It is over two hours long. Russell Crowe gives a strong performance in portraying an obsessed man, a husband who loves his wife dearly and believes in her innocence when she winds up in prison with a murder rap. He does everything possible to win her freedom and when that doesn’t happen, he plots their escape as a family after consulting with a man who successfully broke out of prison (Liam Neeson).

The film rivals “The Fugitive” as it hits its climax, with time running out and John and Lara Brennan and their child fleeing as the circle of police tighten the search area and attempt to nab them. Loyalty is a nice theme in the movie. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make our cut as a family-friendly film due to very strong language and a few scenes of bloody violence. It is too bad but how about using your next three days to see “Megamind” or a Dove family-approved film?

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Woman tries to seduce man; innuendos; implied sex between married couple; passionate kissing.
Language: GD-1; J/JC-4; For Ch*ist Sake-1; F-1; S-5; A-3; D-2; H-5 (3 in a song); SOB-1; "Sucks"-1; slang for breasts-2; Slang for testicles-1
Violence: Gunfire and attempted killing; character with bloody face; flashback of a murder; photo of corpse in parking lot with blood seen on ground; man kicks and punches man; knife held on man during a robbery; gun held on man; blood seen on neck; place set on fire.
Drugs: Wine and beer consumed; smoking; a meth lab is seen; a character buys OxyContin.
Nudity: Strong cleavage in one scene and other scenes with cleavage; shape of woman's nipple seen in t-shirt.
Other: Fake passports are created; breaking into a few places; bad attitudes; jump scenes; a character vomits.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Paul Haggis & Fred Cavayé
Director: Paul Haggis
Producer: Olivier Delbosc
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 133 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter