#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there’s no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.
Plot: A married couple’s life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there’s no evidence that negates the evidence against her. When the strain of being separated from her husband and son gets to her, John decides to find a way to break her out.
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If Paul Haggis is going to keep on making movies, would somebody do us all a favor and sign him up for a basic screenwriting class? I mean, please, this film could be a lesson all on its own on how not to write a decent screenplay. Its all in here: one-dimensional characters, supremely poor pacing, multiple threads that go absolutely nowhere and completely implausible action sequences.
And, you know, it’s just a B-thriller. It’s not like I haven’t seen these mistakes time and time again. What really bothers me is just how highly it thinks of itself. It not only thinks it’s interesting (which it isn’t whatsoever), but it thinks it’s smart, edgy, and it probably even thinks it’s clever. I mean, there are so many characters who function for exactly one plot point and are then left behind in the dust. For example, this one chick who’s name I forget (did they ever even say her name?) is introduced fairly early on in the film, and looks even like Russell Crowe’s love interest. We see the very, very beginnings of a meaningful relationship forming and then it turns out that she was only a device to fill in a little potential plot hole (trying not to spoil the movie.) The same with Russell Crowe’s parents, there are a handful of scattered scenes with them showing little glimpses of a meaningful relationship, and then the same exact friggin’ thing is done, they’re used as a simple (and illogical) plot mechanism.
It’s almost like one of Paul Haggis’s friends was reading the script and said “hey, Paul, this is completely ridiculous, how could they possibly manage to _________” and Haggis wrote in these characters as devices to satisfy the issue, realized they were one-dimensional, and wrote in a pseudo-intelligent relationship (which doesn’t in reality make them any better.) And this is how the first 2/3 of the movie moves so dreadfully slowly. I mean, I’m absolutely confident that with a decent editor, the first hour and fifteen minutes could be whittled down to maybe half an hour.
They could have especially left out the symbols that don’t actually symbolize anything. Which seems silly to say, but the jar of quarters that keeps recurring in the movie not only has no plot significance, but has zero metaphorical significance. They barely explained what they were doing in their house. They were quite literally only in the film to make it look a little deeper. Not to make it more meaningful, but to make it look more meaningful. To make it “smart,” and “edgy,” and “clever.” I don’t usually have a problem with making it through a movie but I had to push to make it through this ludicrous, self-righteous mess.
Seen this movie a handful of times over the years, and still holds up so well. A solid thriller with fine performances by Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks, and features a great supporting cast in small parts (seems about 5 min. each), including Liam Neeson, Daniel Stern (wish he’d do more straight dramas), Brian Dennehy (RIP) and Olivia Wilde. Some nice suspense-filled moments throughout (the bump key scene still gets me).
However, the final scene with detective “seeing” how the crime went down seemed like something the studio wanted to give a clear conclusion, and felt so unnecessary. **4.0/5**
Tense and Entertaining, The Way They Used to Be…
Russell Crowe is a pretty reliable star, one who commands the screen with intelligence and enough bravado to get away with a film like this. Somehow, audiences and critics are getting more demanding and expect brainier and tighter story lines, but it’s still plenty of fun to see a light, crazy ride like this… One where the hero is besieged by unfortunate circumstances and must one way or another succeed or die. With the help of Haggis’ strong direction and a very good performance by Crow, we’re treated to two hours of action, where one doesn’t have to do a lot of thinking, just watching Crowe dodge bullet after bullet and cheer him along to the nail-biting end.
The main reason the film works is Crowe gives it his best, scene after scene his eyes tells us his character is committed to his family, and he will stand by them no matter what. There is very little background given to us, except for an opening scene which serves the purpose of planting the seed of doubt in our minds, but this only helps fuel the sense of despair and sadness that threatens to destroy this family.
Little by little, we follow Crowe’s teacher, as he races against the clock to help his wife, and soon enough, he is dealing with the scum of society and an increasingly suspicious police force. Relationships with his family are tense at best, and any new relationships are threatened his wife’s past. It’s the attention to this intimate and personal moments that makes us care for him, even when he makes a couple of disturbing moves.
One thing you won’t be is bored, as the circle tightens, so that his quest might not get his desired results. Fine work is done by a cast that includes Brian Dennehy, Liam Nelson, and Jsson Beghe. This is what movies are made for.
Gritty and noir-ish
Another noir French thriller is converted into a ‘noir-ish’ American thriller. Russell Crowe’s slightly thuggish looks make him more convincing as the desperado of the second half than the mild-mannered schoolteacher of the first half. Elizabeth Banks’s role as the imprisoned wife is slightly under-written; their cute toddler son steals most of her scenes and even some of Russell’s.
The plot takes too long to set up, so the first half of the film is a slow haul. But the last half has almost the cracking pace of a DIE HARD romp. Writer/director Paul Haggis elects to deceive the audience as well as the police who are in close pursuit of the fugitives, which puts this in the tradition of ‘classics’ like TO CATCH A THIEF and CHARADE. Gritty and enjoyable.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Paul Haggis
Writer Paul Haggis (screenplay), Fred Cavayé (screenplay “Pour elle”), Guillaume Lemans (screenplay “Pour elle”)
Actors Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Buie, Moran Atias
Country USA, France
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Hwy 61 Films, Lionsgate Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton Penelope, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color and prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,147 m (Portugal), 3,633 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema