Unbelievable thriller

The Next Three Days is a pretty good thriller, or at least the last half is. It’s just hard to believe Russell Crowe’s character can pull it off.

Crowe and Elizabeth Banks play a happy couple until the morning police suddenly show up at their door and arrest her for murder. And the evidence is pretty convincing that she did it.

Soon she’s in jail for life but Crowe’s life (as a college professor) is coming apart without her. So he devises a plan to break his wife out of jail and flee the country with their young son.

He learns what he needs to do from a successful jail escapee (Liam Neeson) but then he bumbles around trying to buy fake passports, get a weapon, raise money and such, perhaps like a real college professor would. But once he actually puts his plan into action, James Bond would be hard put to equal the split-second timing and action hero he turns into.

Now the escape sequence during the last half of the movie is suspenseful and writer/director Paul Haggis often has you on the edge of your seat. But it’s as unbelievable as it is entertaining.

Just Posted

Johnny 2 Fingers and the Deformities play The Vat April 27th

Moose Jaw band is on a 39-day national tour from Quebec City to Vancouver

Council highlights

Council to fund Rimbey Boys and Girls Club for $15,000

WATCH: Second annual Our Best To You Craft Sale on now

Red Deerians can expect over 150 artisans, makers and designers

Red Deer RCMP look for James Holley on warrants

Holley is believed to be in possession of firearms

‘Battle of the Badges’ charity hockey game raises funds for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deer Emergency Services and RCMP will play hockey for a good cause

WATCH: ‘Battle of the Badges’ event raises money for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deerians get together at charity hockey tournament April 20th at Servus Arena

Austin Powers ‘Mini-Me’, Verne Troyer, dies at 49

Facebook page confirmed his death Saturday afternoon

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

5 things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

Number of illegal border crossings are up this year – as RCMP, military, politicians try to combat

Producer, DJ Avicii found dead at 28

Swedish-born artist Tim Bergling, was found in Muscat, Oman

Trudeau ends 3-country tour with global reputation, alliances intact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds footing on the world stage after China and India controversies

Leafs’ Matthews has top-selling jersey, edging Crosby, McDavid: NHL

Austin Matthews jersey sales top Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid

Victims grant may miss needy parents due to eligibility rules: report

Only 29 of 50 applicants between 2013 and 2017 received the grant across Canada, a federal report says

Most Read