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U.S. Marshals (1998)

Director:
Stuart Baird
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
U.S. Marshals
RUNNING TIME
131 minutes
Producer:
Anne Kopelson
Arnold Kopelson
Stephen Brown
Wolfgang Glattes
Glenn Cote
Linda Warren
Screenwriter:
Roy Huggins
John Pogue


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Chief Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard Tommy Lee Jones ˝
Mark J. Sheridan/Warren/Roberts Wesley Snipes
Special Agent John Royce Robert Downey, Jr.
Deputy Marshal Cosmo Renfro Joe Pantoliano
Deputy Marshal Robert Biggs Daniel Roebuck
Deputy Marshal Noah Newman Tom Wood ˝
Deputy Marshal Savannah Cooper Latanya Richardson
Marie Bineaux Irčne Jacob
United States Marshal Catherine Walsh Kate Nelligan ˝

 

Review

Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Academy Award winning role from The Fugitive in this quite enjoyable sequel. The script is a complete rehash of the original, almost a carbon-copy, with Wesley Snipes taking Harrison Ford's place. And although U.S. Marshals isn't too far off when it comes to pacing and suspense, with some superb action set-pieces as intensifiers, the muddled, exorbitant political espionage plot doesn't feel as pertinant as Richard Kimble's personal struggle. Consequently, the chase sequences drag out and the film loses tension towards the end, with little help from Jerry Goldsmith's overdramatic score.

 

Copyright © 14.3.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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