I don’t like, believe or want to see several cops noisily and brutally busting into a family’s home in order to arrest the wife for murder. That’s how they arrest wives in movies (and only in movies). There’s simply no reason to do it aggressively; they’d almost certainly do it in a rote, perfunctory manner — no histrionics.

The film, which I have no beef with other than this one minor point, is Paul Haggis‘s The Next Three Days (Lionsgate, 11.19). Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, et. al.

It’s a remake of Fred Cavaye‘s Pour Elle (’08), which tells pretty much the same story. Wife arrested, she didn’t do it, break her out of jail. Haggis based his screenplay on the original by Cavaye and Guillaume Lemans.