I’m glad I never saw the deeply leftist films, if that’s what they are, of Paul Haggis.  But his The Next Three Days (2010), a thriller that means business, I did happily see—and do recommend.  It’s a remake of a French picture I’m unfamiliar with, so, yes, it’s lacking originality; but what the heck?  The action is a grabber, Haggis directed with panache and, despite a story which strains credulity, wrote the screenplay acceptably.