I liked this movie a lot. Everyone in the film gives good performances, and although it is a familiar plotline, it comes across as an original film, worthy of being added to the genre. It is a great film about love and family, and what a person will go through to be with the one they love and reunite their family. John does all the planning and strategy in secret, and if anyone knew, they would of course not support him risking his freedom as well as potentially further negatively impacting his son's life. John would rather give up his freedom and fatherhood than raise his son by himself without Lara. Lara begins to give up on herself, believing that she is facing a life term, but John remains determined and diligent in freeing her. A compelling movie with a good mix of emotion, nail-biting tension, and intense sequences make this an enjoyable, worthwhile film. I definitely recommend you rent this film in The Next Three Days. Or, you know, whenever it suits you.
Also recommended if you like this film: Law Abiding Citizen