Very Worthy Sequel To A Great Film (by ccthemovieman-1)
This is an outstanding sequel to an outstanding movie The Fugitive 1993 . In this film, the focus is on the team that was searching for Dr. Richard Kimble in the first movie. That team was led by Tommy Lee Jones, who won an Oscar for his performance, which probably helped spur this sequel. It worked, as Jones and company Joe Pantoliano and others are just as much fun to watch as they were in The Fugitive.There are many similarities to the latter, especially in the first third of the film, featuring some tremendous action scenes. Instead of a train crash, we have a plane crash. Instead of <more>
Harrison Ford on the run, we have Wesley Snipes. In both films, you have such an involving story that the two hours fly by.U.S Marshals, being the newer film of the two, has better sound and even better special effects for the action scenes. As spectacular as was the train crash in The Fugitive, the plane disaster in here is even better. The same goes for a few other scenes. There is more action in this film. Normally, I don't need that but it's so well-done here, it's fine....fun to watch.The Fugitive is still one of my all-time favorite movies. If you were entertained by it as well but are wary of sequels, you needn't be here: this is excellent.
Another chocolate doughnut with sprinkles on top (by Newman-4)
People say sequels never work-but devotees of Sam Gerard and his team would disagree with this almost immediately. I've seen this movie several times and for those who like action this movie is for them! Sure the plot is a little familiar for those that have seen the previous movie-'The Fugitive' with Tommy Lee Jones in the role as Marshal Sam Gerard, but that doesn't get in the way. The only bit that irked myself and other hard core fans of 'the team' in this film is the fact that they killed off the always lovable baby faced Newman played by Tom Wood who is gaining <more>
a foothold in the acting business His death sparked a great deal of conversation, FanFiction writing and an online 'funeral' held by the fans, believe it or not!So if you are a great lover of the work that Tommy Lee Jones produces, or you just like a cool action movie, U.S. Marshals is a good step away from reality. Sit Back and relax with your coffee and chocolate doughnut with the sprinkles on top!
Not As Good As The Fugitive But Still A Fantastic Sequel, With Tense And Exciting Action, And 2 Amazing Performances From Tommy Lee Jones And Wesley Snipes! (by callanvass)
This is not as good as The Fugitive but it's still fantastic sequel, with tense and exciting action and 2 amazing performances from Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes!. All the characters are fantastic!, and the story is awesome!, plus Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes are simply amazing in this!. It's quite underrated in my opinion, and i thought Wesley Snipes made a very sympathetic fugitive in my opinion!, plus The finale is surprising and very exciting!. A lot of people complained that Tommy Lee Jones was on auto pilot here i completely disagree, while he wasn't as good as his <more>
Oscar worthy performance in the Fugitive he was still amazing, and it's unpredictable throughout for the most part!, plus the plain crash sequence was just crazy! and very exciting stuff. It started out a bit disappointing, but then really picks up for the rest of the film, and i thought Robert Downey Jr. was excellent in his role!, plus the chase sequences were just excellent! in my opinion!. This is not as good as The Fugitive but it's still a fantastic sequel, with tense and exciting action and 2 amazing performances from Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes!, and i say Go see it now!. The Direction is fantastic!. Stuart Baird does a fantastic job here, with awesome camera work, fantastic angles, and keeping the film at a very fast pace!. The acting is wonderful!. Tommy Lee Jones is amazing as always, and is amazing here, he is very intense, likable, had some cool lines, was fascinating to watch, and despite what people say he was not on Auto pilot, he gave it his all in my opinion and while he didn't deliver an Oscar worthy performance like he did in the fugitive he was still amazing! Tommy Lee Rules!!! . Wesley Snipes is also amazing as always, here, he played a very sympathetic Fugitive in my opinion, was very likable, smart, and just did anything to survive, he is also very charismatic and was perfect for this role!, it's one of his best performances! Snipes Rules!!!! . Robert Downey Jr. is excellent in his role here, he played it very low key but it worked, and made his character mysterious and very interesting i loved him!. Joe Pantoliano is great in his role i liked him lots. Daniel Roebuck did what he had to do well, which was not much. Kate Nelligan is excellent as the U.S marshal, she was likable, an had some good scenes with Tommy Lee, i just wished she had more screen time. Tom Wood Dep. marshal Noah Newman ,Marie Bineaux Snipe's girlfriend , Donald Gibb, and the rest all do great with what they had to do!. Overall Go see it now!. ***** out of 5
Average action movie with good cast and story but average production quality.The lighting/color was also particularly bland.The action choreography was bad as well.Some exciting sequences here and there make up for it though if one is a big action movie fan or a big fan of the lead actors.......
Snipes makes a much more believable adversery than Ford did. Sit back and enjoy the film. (by Tophee)
Great film, Snipes makes a much more believable adversery than Ford did, and that helps carry the duration of the film. Fast paced and full of action, this is an entertaining film to watch. The dubious government observer adds quite nicely to the tension of the plot, although the personal relationships, that were hinted at, could have been exploited a little more. Suspend your disbelief of the unlikely escapes that seem to happen far too frequently, sit back and enjoy the film.
A sunny Sunday morning! (by Ziya90)
I remember the day which I watched the film for the first time at theater with my mother in 2 May 1998. I was almost a kid, It was a sunny day like the movie. Ohh what a movie! Yes, I know, this is not a chick flick, but this is my "feel yourself good" film. This is a great action film as the sequel of The Fugitive. The Fugitive is a modern classic, but U.S. Marshals is not your average, disappointing and forgettable movie. I love this film and believe that as an action, this is even better! I haven't forgotten the scene which Tommy Lee Jones wears a yellow rooster costume like <more>
Danny Glover runs with his red underpants in Lethal Weapon 4. Both were funny. When he sees activity in front of the house, he stares at them, I like that moment. However, U.S. Marshals is not a comedy, it is a perfect thriller. The Fugitive was excellent, but this is almost as great as the first one which many people disagree with. In some movies, the bad guy is just weak, honestly, in recent action movies, they are nothing, but this movie rocks. Now our fugitive is Wesley Snipes. Excellent choice! John Cutter of Passenger 57, Simon Phoenix of Demolition Man. I think this is enough. Therefore, Sam Gerard is against an intractable man. He is a harder case than Richard Kimble. The plane crash scene was unforgettable, although we have seen a lot of similar scenes. By the way, after the accident, the set design is dazzling, hard labor by the crew. This is one of the movies which use New York city excellently. When Wesley Snipes is on the rooftop, he looks down and sees police cars while parking, I like that scene, also the shockingly heartbreaking hospital scene. U.S. Marshals is a stylish action movie from the first minute till the last. My favorite action scene starts in the graveyard that recalls Assassins, but much better than it. The train scene is another great one. This is the first Robert Downey Jr. movie I saw and I haven't forgotten him after the movie. His performance is outstanding and he has a key role in the film. And the turn in the end makes the movie even more unforgettable!
I avoided this for years because it looked like a useless remake. However, I had forgotten that I thought The Fugitive was a useless remake of the TV series until I was dragged to it and found a fine, suspenseful feature filled with a plethora of colorful characters. So, I should have been tuned in more to my own personal history, but so it goes .I now have watched U.S. Marshalls a number of times, and I have to say the two companion films match each other in quality.The pacing is fast without being frenetic. The use of repetition, i.e., recurring motifs such as Kimball diving off a dam to <more>
safety & Sheridan swinging down to hop a commuter train, work well though they could have been disastrous. The large cast is compelling down to the smallest roles similar to The Fugitive in that regard . Jones, Snipes, and Downey all show range in their parts Downey, as always, illustrates why he is one of the best of his generation. And some of the secondary roles shine, in particular Tom Wood as Deputy Marshall Noah Newman. He receives more screen time than in the predecessor; and he makes use of it well. He has one of "those acting moments" in a confrontation with Downey's character: his intense expression of simultaneous fear & anger is a plum bit of acting chops. Like other IMDb readers, I wonder what has happened with this good actor. No screen credits since 2000. Stage work? Left the biz? If the former, and he's in NYC, then we'll probably see him on a Law & Order episode one of these days! I recently found a DVD with tons of extras on it but I have not as yet delved into them. I look forward to doing that, as I do another viewing of the film.
This is one of my all time favourites. The second of the films involving Deputy Gerard. This film is much better than the first film "The Fugitive". It gives us a great cast All marshals form the first film, and the inclusion of Wesley snipes and Robert Downey Jr . Tommy Lee Jones gives us a stellar performance from Gerard and should have been nominated for best actor. The plot is good and the film is thrilling and suspenseful. The better sequel of the fugitive but it would have been better if Harrison ford to have reprised his role in some way shape or form.a very good film.8/10.
Good film. Almost great. (by ogdendc)
This is the film that Robert Downey Jr said was "possibly the worst action movie of all time." I think he's wrong. He plays Special Agent Royce, against Wesley Snipes' Mark Sheridan and in the company of Tommy Lee Jones' Sam Gerard, who steals every scene he is in. Maybe Downey was a bit jealous.There's lots that is good about the film: the camera-work and the editing and the music, which is unobtrusive, as it should be. So credit to Andrjez Bartkowiak, who's been active since 1975, Terry Rawlings, who has been in films since 1957, and Jerry Goldsmith, who has <more>
been doing this stuff since 1954! Sometimes experience shows. Stuart Baird, in a rare outing as director also brings a wealth of experience in holding the whole thing together.The plot was too complex for me to take in on one viewing. This may be one of those films you need to see twice to piece things together.For me, I struggle a bit with Wesley Snipes. I know he has a big following but I just don't warm to him. His relationship with his girlfriend played by Irene Jacob, is unconvincing. It doesn't help that Jacob does not seem entirely comfortable with the English language, though she does look gorgeous.Overall, good film. Almost great. Worth a viewing.