“Astounded to see his vaguely hot-tempered wife imprisoned for a murder she swears she didn’t commit, a vaguely even-tempered professor concludes that he must try to break her out.” Jonathan Kiefer, Faster Times.
Paul Haggis is the award-winning filmmaker who, in 2006, became the first screenwriter to write two Best Film Oscar winners back-to-back – Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2004/I) which he himself directed. For Crash (2004/I), he won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film also received an additional four nominations including one for Haggis’ direction. Crash (2004/I) reaped numerous awards during its year of release from associations such as the IFP Spirit Awards, the Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA.
In 2006, Haggis’ screenplays included the duo Clint Eastwood productions Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), the latter earning him his third screenplay Oscar nomination. He also helped pen Casino Royale (2006), which garnered considerable acclaim for reinvigorating the James Bond spy franchise.
In 2007, Haggis wrote, directed and produced In the Valley of Elah (2007) for Warner Independent… read more
It manages to hold your interest for 2 hours, which is impressive, but the films biggest problem is that nothing extraordinary ever happens, although you get the imrpession that something truly remarkable is about to unfold before you and it never does. Something with a plot this ridiculous should be more exciting, no?
In the age of omnipotent media and viral marketing I fear that unless a distribution company spends as much money on the marketing as on the actual film, there is hardly any way it can become a success… read review
Title: The Next Three Days
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Paul Haggis
Russell… read review