• U.S. Marshals (1998)

U.S. Marshals

Release Date: March 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 1998

PG-13 |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

An airplane bearing gruff U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) crashes in the wilderness. On board the same flight is Mark Sheridan (Wesley Snipes), a federal prisoner accused of double murder, who escapes during the ensuing chaos, but not before rescuing several people from the wreckage. Gerard is ordered to hunt down the fugitive along with State Department agent John Royce (Robert Downey Jr.), and the two pursue Sheridan relentlessly, despite growing doubts about his guilt.

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Kate Nelligan, Joe Pantoliano, Irène Jacob, Daniel Roebuck, Tom Wood

Director: Stuart Baird

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Kopelson Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: New York City, Pursuit, Rescue, Police officer, Girlfriend, Mystery, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The result is unconvincing and disorganized. Yes, there are some spectacular stunts and slick special effects sequences. Yes, Jones is right on the money, and Snipes makes a sympathetic fugitive. But it's the story that has to pull this train, and its derailment is about as definitive as the train crash in the earlier film. show more

  • 63
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    I like that Sheridan's girlfriend works at Starbucks. Snipes plays the part with the kind of high energy that large doses of caffeine would explain. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Like its precursor, U.S. Marshals has lots of action and the Jones groupies are likeable. Though the overall picture isn't as fine-tuned or character driven, it still delivers what moviegoers want to see - a fast-paced and entertaining chase. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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