U.S. Marshals (1998)
Front Cover Actor
Tommy Lee Jones
Wesley Snipes
Robert Downey Jr.
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Crime
Director Stuart Baird
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 131 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
An ultimately futile attempt to make lightning strike twice, this so-called spinoff from 1993's blockbuster The Fugitive avoids the label of "sequel" by forging ahead without the first film's star, Harrison Ford. The idea is to showcase the return of Tommy Lee Jones in his Oscar-winning role as tenacious U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard, this time testing his mettle against a covert government operative (Wesley Snipes) accused of murdering two secret service attachés. Unfortunately, Jones and the entire cast have been trapped in a rambling plot, and the underdog status that made Ford such a compelling hero is sacrificed to an evenly matched and eventually tiresome game of cat and mouse, with a villain whose identity is far too predictable. With no dramatic buildup and several superfluous characters to distract its focus, the film's momentum plays out like a rote exercise compared to the high stakes of the earlier film. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 205
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 085391562528
Release Date 1998
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen