Only quality cast member is Russell Crowe, the rest of this movie is B-grade everything!
Russel Crowe is his usual good self, as character and actor. The story is a bit far fetched in the beginning as he plans the escape, but it shapes up half way through and ends with entertaining drama and action.
A good thriller with a slightly unbelievable story. Russell Crowes' wife is imprisoned for a murder she says she didn't commit. When all appeals are unsuccessful and she faces many years in prison away from her family, Russell stages a prison break.
Although this movie started off slowly and was a little confusing at first, as it went on and the action started and the story came together, it was a fantastic production. The only thing, though, maybe a couple of the deleted scenes could have been left in to help with the story line, like where he got the idea for the medical van.
Really an excellent movie, very gripping. Great acting from some wonderful actors. Brian Dennehy's role was almost silent but so evocative. Have to wonder why I'd never heard of it before.
Well acted, full of suspense. Watch it.
This movie is excellent! Had me on the edge of my seat the whole time--I almost forgot to breathe! Make sure you watch all the Extras--many of the removed scenes should have stayed in!
O.K, a bit laboured. Maybe done on a low budget?
We really enjoyed this movie and Russell as always was great.
As per usual Russell Crowe didn't disappoint. Great story. Could feel the anguish and tension. Great acting.
a very good story would reccomend to see
A husband plots to spring his wife from prison after she is found guilty of murder. Pretty good drama that poses two questions – is the wife guilty and how will he get her out of prison? Though missing edge of the seat tension, it nevertheless moves at a steady pace without too much implausibility as is the usual case for this type of thing. 3.5 stars
Very slow moving movie. Good ending. Expected more.
Very suspenseful movie, probably the first one I've been on the edge of my seat the whole time. It does this with out much violence too which is refreshing, liked Russell in this one.
Fans of Russell Crowe, will enjoy.
Good movie...could happen to anyone.
pretty slow to get going,but worth being patient,well worth a look
Not usually a Russell Crowe fan but did enjoy this movie.
Kept me intrigued through to the end.
One of the best Crowe movies I've seen.Intelligent,believable thriller,well acted by all.Fast paced and engrossing.Best movie I've seen this year.A must see.
a bit long.................. russ can do better
This DVD had me interested in it, right from the word go. It was fairly fast paced and had a good story line to it. It was good to see Russell Crow in a believable role. Well acted by all who starred in it!
Enjoyed this movie. The suspense and tension built throughout the plot to make a most enjoyable, action-packed movie.
Russels best movie for a while. Surprise ending. Nice acting all around including guest role with Liam
Neeson. Long movie, so good for a rainy sunday afternoon.
Excellent movie with twists to keep you entertained until the end.
One of Russell Crowes' best performances. This is a thrilling movie with plenty of action and surprises.
Started a bit slow but was good to watch
OK- Michael Douglas is always good value. Ending was disappointing
I liked this movie, the storyline was good and the acting very good.
Russell Crowe is great and I'm not a great fan of his. He delivered in this movie.
loved this movie really enjoyable russ at his best.awesome rate highly
A very calculated movie with a thought provoking end.
Russell Crowe at his best.
Hey !! By far the best I've seen for some time. Russel was actually showing a 'soft' side' and very well done too !!
This is a good movie. I dont normally like slower moving movies that leave you feeling down, but this had enough intrigue to make it worth the watch. It was definately a journey, an emotional one, and I think it is one of the only movies I've ever seen Russel Crowe play without over acting every scene.
This movie is so over the top, can't believe Russel Crowe is playing in this! So many coincidences with tons of cliches. The cop looking for a button 3 years later...why? What for? The cop who runs from one subway station to the next one and arrives there as if he had walked just a few steps! The same cop anywhere he looks, gets to see Russel Crowe even when this one has changed clothes and is in the middle of a crowd...COME ON! The story is somewhat gripping and still worthes a watch if you had nothing else better watching which would surprise me. Russel Crowe remains a good actor but his character is simply too much and his actions are so stupid and so implausible that you actually forget that Russel is playing such a dumb character.
The concept is really interesting but the film so implausible that I found it difficult to watch.
Fairly good storyline about a man who believes in his wife's innocence and the lengths he will go to to prove this.
excellent movie, worth the watch.
This story keeps you wondering 'til the end. Great performance by Russel Crow.
Action,after a quiet start, griping drama. Youve done it again Russel.
Excellent movie. Fast past. Keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to the end. We wish we would have watched this movie earlier.
Liked it a lot. Great suspense and something a bit different story-wise. Well told.
Liked it as a thriller, but the story line was a little far fetched
A great movie packed with intrigue and suspense. A story of desperation told well and acted superbly by Russell Crowe.
Brilliant movie. Russell Crowe is such a good actor. The movie has you in a grip of anxiety throughout. You'll be on the edge of your chair during those three days! A msut see
Pretty slow moving, in parts verrrrry sloowww! But story was interesting, albeit a fanciful one.
A pretty interesting movie about jail break and how one goes about planning it. A different sort of action film. I Enjoyed it.
worth watching - bit slow at start, but stay with it, good action flick
jThis was a little slow to begin with I thought, but when it got to the escape plan it had us on the edge of our seats.
excellent movie. What wouold we all do for love or if we really believed in someone.
leaves you hanging as to the truth. a good nights entertainment
Really enjoyed this movie. Some parts predictable but a few unexpected twists to keep you guessing.
It's a very good movie, so enjoyable !
Very nice movie. Excellent acting by Russell Crowe.
Exellent Movie, really loved it. Russell Crowe was his usual very best. I di not like the ending though.
I really didn'tt think it was a very good movie. Sound very muffled.
an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Better than I thought it would be and sure, you can pick dozens of holes in the plot but once the action gets under way (somewhere around halfway through), it had me on the edge of my seat.
Probably Crowe's best performance since 'State of Play'.
Worth renting out.
Not a Crowe fan but an okay movie. As mentioned, a bit too unconvincing at times but an okay watch.
Missable - even with Russel Crowe
Beautiful romantic action movie about a husband whose love for his wife and belief in her innocence compels him to break her out of jail. Well acted, great screenplay... keeps you guessing right until the very end when all is revealed.
In our opinion this is not one of Crowe's best movies, in fact it is probably one of his worst. It was very slow to start and did not get much better. I do not really consider reality in a movie and look for the entertainment value, however this plot had more holes than swiss cheese.
Pretty implausible plot. Skip the first 40 minutes - you will be able to pick up the entire story in the last 80. It's too long, too slow and, what twists there were in the plot, don't justify the production. A bit disappointed in Rusty Crowe in this role. Some good suspense and action at the end, but that hardly justifies this movie.
The desperation of Crowe's character was annoying.
Get this one out. Very good, Russle at his best, Liam great for the few minutes he's on screen.
This was a movie that we selected based on the main actor (Russell Crowe).
It was a well written and convincingly acted film, and the viewer was in doubt as to what the outcome would be.
There was plenty of action but little foul language, which I always consider a plus these days.
Well recommended. I watched it twice, and it still held my interest.
We enjoyed this movie. Kept us interested and guessing if he/they were going to make it. I was on the edge of my seat. Definitely worth watching.
A very original jail-break movie. Loved every minute of it. Was so good that I didnt want to pause it for a toilet break.
I am not usually into this type of movie but this one really caught my attention. It just goes to show that when you are pushed like he was you can do anything. Definitely worth watching.
not too bad a bit unrealistic but entertaining
Excellent movie not to be missed. I am not normally a fan of Russell Crowe....but maybe I have to reconsider. Never underestimate the power and determination of true love.
Great movie - action packed, although a little slow at times....
Fantastic acting too.
Absolutley Loved this movie start to end great actors great effects interesting story line
Loved this movie had us all anxious until the very end.
This is a great movie! Really gripping. You really didn't know what to expect and even though I'm not a fan of Russell Crowe he is superb in this. I'm hard to please with movies. The best kind of thriller and never disappoints.
With a young boy about the same age as in this film I found it very emotional and difficult to watch at times (in a good way). So much more than your typical action movie. Definately recommend it!!
Solid, entertaining film that doesn't seem to know exactly what genre its trying to be. Decent performance from Russell Crowe but incidental characters seems to fade in and out of the movie for no apparent reason. Escape plot and action a little underwhelming.
It was so much more than I expected - it's not about the crime or what the future will bring, this story is very in the present. The viewer gets totally caught up in the escape so it feels like a full on action movie. Worth watching again.
Best movie seen this year. Russell Crowe has got it all!
A little overdone in places - but I don't watch movies for thier 'reality' value. I certainly was entertained and could easily watch this again. Three and a half stars from me.
Excellent film, real on edge of seat action.
Managed to watch it all without falling asleep so I suppose it had something going for it.
Good, interesting story. Keeps you watching...
Really Really enjoyed movie
I was surprised that I liked this movie. I think it is because they did not dwell on the initial crime, but focussed on the desperation of the main character in trying to bring his family back together again. The cliches were there to be done to death, but the director chose to not take the easy road. So a good way to spend 2 hours.
I enjoyed this movie....Russell was at his normal acting best....Its a fast moving flick, with a just, and I do mean....JUST.....border-line plot......but hey....its the 'movies'....so, yes...this is an entertaining two hours of action, along with emotional highs......strange ending though....Interpol must not have existed back in the years that this movie is set in......w-a-y back in 2010....!
Another great Movie by Crowey! you dont know the outcome until the end!
Awesome, rivetting, what more can I say
Edge of seat exciting - didn't know the outcome until it was all over.
A rivetting movie.
Top Movie. Edge of the seat ride!
Good movie enjoyed the story.
A Good Solid Movie. Check it out.
This is an excellent watch. Not exactly one of Crowe's best but good all the same! Doesn't seem to really get going.
This was very good, I thought Crowe really excelled in this film and it kept me guessing, till the very end. A really enjoyable watch, I just don't know why this didn't do better on the big screen.
enjoyed it bit slow in first parts but worth seeing, finishes faster
Great story line, movie was a bit slow.
This was a great action film that kept you guessing all the way to the end. Perhaps a bit unbelievable but aren't most Hollywood movies that way? I was happy with the development of the main character but his wife was left a bit vague. Great easy to watch action film!
A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Compelling veiwing. Edge of the seat stuff. Wonderful
Loved the movie. Gripping, compassionate and well acted.
Brilliant movie, full of tension
Though Russel Crowe is not one of my favourite actors I enjoyed the film immensely the story was riveting and until the final scenes wondered if he would escape. Great work by the detective who followed his leads but a little far fetched expecting to find clues after three years. Still I enjoyed the film and that's what it is all about.
excellent movie, starts of a bit slow, but real edge of the seat thriller, loved it.
Intriguing, but too long in the middle. Good performances.
TERRIFIC MOVIE - TOP WATCHING.
Interesting morality play as faith (perhaps misplaced) in a loved one, leads Rusell Crowe to reject most cultural values. Personal interest trumps cultural loyalty again. Russell flaunts the criminal code probably for the same reason that Bernie Maddoff flaunted the financial code.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, it was gripping to the end. I just wish Russell Crowe would speak a bit louder because I had to keep adjusting the volume to hear him.
Found this one a little slow to get going, but really enjoyed the last hour!
Brilliant move with a great script and suspense right through. Well worth watching 8/10
This is a great action packed movie which keeps you on the edge of your seat. I really think you need to watch it at least twice (which we did) as a lot of the things that happen really don't mean much on the first viewing. Makes a lot more sense on the second viewing. Would feinitely recommend
Highly recommend this film.
Well worth the watch, I expected a different ending but it really did have a good twist to the whole movie, and the ending was good.
definitely a good movie, very enjoyable, and keeps you on edge much of the time. cant help but feel though that it was a bit unrealistic at times, which turned me off slightly. but still a good watch.
absolutely loved this movie. Bee a while since we picked a good one. Had me on the edge of my seat and calling out loud. Definitely recommend this one.
Great Acting by Russell Crowe, edge of my seat towards the end. Not what i expected but a entertaining movie!
Ejoyed this one. Good story, good acting.
A bit slow going. Lost interest half way through but got a little bit exciting at the end.
I was very, very surprised with this film not being a Russell Crowe fan I was expecting the same old thing BUT it was a good story, well acted and had me sitting on the edge of my seat several times, the little boy/son is such a sweetheart you can't help feel for him also John's parents as their world is turned upside down by circumstances beyond their control. Excellent evenings viewing and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Excellent movie!! Totally agree with Amanda.
Love it! Great message of love and faithfulness in marriage; the plot was suspenseful with a twist. At times, it kept me on the edge of my seat. Beautiful movie!
This was a bit disappointing. You just kept waiting for something marvellous to happen but it didn't.