The trailers for director Paul Haggis’ The Next Three Days
make his high-profile remake of the 2008 French crime drama Anything for Her
look like a tightly coiled popcorn flick designed to have audiences gnawing their fingernails down to the bone. But anyone who buys a ticket for the film expecting big thrills is bound for disappointment. Somber, serious-minded, and as slow to start as a beat-up Pinto in a Chicago winter, The Next Three Days
ladles on the drama extra thick, and only serves up the crime after bombarding us with heavy-handed Don Quixote metaphors, a brooding Brian Dennehy, a scar-faced Liam Neeson, and yet another example of Kevin ...