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U.S. Marshals [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 
06/05/2012
Rated: 
MPAA: PG-13
Star Rating: 
4 out of 10

Where's the fugitive when you need him?


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The Pitch: A team of U.S. Marshals headed by Tommy Lee Jones are back, hunting a guy (Wesley Snipes) who is being accused of a murder he didn’t commit. Or did he? (He didn’t. Oh, and he’s some sort of special agent.)


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What It Really Is: Tommy Lee slides back into the role from The Fugitive that won him an Oscar. Unfortunately, that’s the only real high point. The story is weak, Robert Downey Jr. is horribly miscast as a smarmy government agent and Jones looks bored most of the time. (Granted he comes to life when he’s pointing to a map on car hood and barking orders.) It has a few decent moments but there’s no real mystery or intrigue. It just keeps trying to top the awesome Fugitive moments and falls short every time.


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Irony? Snipes is the guy being falsely accused, and in real life he was convicted of tax fraud. Wouldn’t it be interesting if that was all a set up too and he’s been running around trying to clear his name? Or, better yet, the money he made making this film is the money he didn’t report as income. Someone call the department of documentaries in Hollywood, they should be taking note of this.


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Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb: “Marshal your forces and bring this home on Blu-ray!” --Maxim.com


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Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Yeah. If you’re a fan of this movie then you’ll appreciate the better quality and sound. If you’re not, then you probably killed your wife and we’ll hunt you down until you are brought to justice, sir!


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Special Features:  Commentary by director Stuart Baird, “Anatomy of the Plane Crash,” “Justice Under the Star” (historical feature about real U.S. Marshals), theatrical trailer

Studio: Warner