Harrison Ford goes on the run in this edge-of-seat thriller. 5/5 stars
Wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, doctor Harrison Ford is sent to jail. Then a breathtakingly filmed train accident allows him to escape to find the one-armed intruder who is the real culprit.
However, dogged deputy US marshal Tommy Lee Jones is hot on his trail...
This big-screen version of the popular 1960s series, which starred David Janssen, is fast-paced, twisting, edge-of-seat entertainment of the highest order.
Jones has the showier role, gets all the best lines and is perfect for the part (he won an Oscar), but Ford is an equally charismatic presence in his usual quiet, understated fashion.
Jones reprised his role in the 1998 film, U.S. Marshals, with Wesley Snipes as the framed escaped convict on the run.
A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.
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