Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Even with an actor of Crowe's skill, it's hard to believe the mild, thoughtful John would take to the mean streets of Pittsburgh for fake IDs, blast his way into drug houses and such.Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 08.15.2011
The film lacks a sense of inquiry, whether it's into the psychology of the characters or into the nature of the society that's wrongfully judged this woman.Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National, 02.04.2011
While the performances are solid and there are a handful of truly suspenseful moments, this thriller fails to rise above the formula.Annette Basile, FILMINK (Australia), 02.01.2011
This is a terrific film with a final reel guaranteed to have you digging your fingers into your armrest.Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), 02.02.2011