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83
Damon's how-to-break-the-law lesson - as ludicrous as anything else in this enjoyably zigzaggy exercise in accumulating peril - grants Neeson the fun of experimenting with an American ex-con accent for his one scene.
75
The Next Three Days is genre fare - no pretensions, no nonsense.
75
The plot is worked out with care, and it takes its time, unapologetically, in a manner that's perfectly suited to thinking adults. The whole enterprise reeks of class.
75
I didn't buy how The Next Three Days plays out - but I almost bought it, and that's good enough for a thriller.
75
Offers enough suspense to make it worth the price of admission.
75
Orlando Sentinel
A detail-oriented thriller that lets us keep up even as it races to a conclusion.
63
The movie is a competent thriller, but maybe could have been more.
63
An okay thriller with lots of smart flourishes, The Next Three Days has us hooked early on but never quite gets us in the boat.
63
The Next Three Days might have fared a lot better if the screenwriters had stuck to "The Next Two Days."
50
If The Next Three Days were just a little more mindless, it might have been more joyful.
50
Far-fetched is fine in most action flicks. And it would work here if Days were a straightforward police story.
50
Although involving, this remake of a recent French film never reaches the anticipated heights of excitement and suspense.
40
About 33 minutes in, I couldn't help but think, if they do another close-up of your watch as it tick, tick, ticks toward another three, I will scream. But honestly, any screaming should be directed at Paul Haggis, who both wrote and directed this mess.
40
Wall Street Journal
How you feel about Paul Haggis's new film may depend on your contrivance threshold.
40
It's laughably, eye-rollingly absurd.
38
It's damn hard to enjoy a thriller when you don't, won't, can't believe a word of it.

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