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On the Run: Trilogy 1

On the Run: Trilogy 1 (2002)



Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 40
Fresh: 29 | Rotten: 11

Gripping, fast moving thriller. Best seen with the other parts of the trilogy.


Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 4

Gripping, fast moving thriller. Best seen with the other parts of the trilogy.



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Inspired by Lawrence Durrell's collection of interrelated novels, The Alexandria Quartet, Lucas Belvaux's trilogy--the violent noir On the Run, the romantic comedy An Amazing Couple, and the melodrama After the Life, examine many of the same characters from three distinct perspectives. In On the Run, taciturn leftist revolutionary Bruno (Belvaux) escapes from prison with the help of one of his former comrades. When his partner is killed by the police, Bruno tracks down another former member of

Jul 19, 2005

Magnolia Pictures

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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (29) | Rotten (11)

Runs into some problems but is redeemed by a powerful finish.

July 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The most cinematic of the three films.

June 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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The most complex of the three, Life is also the most powerful and revelatory.

May 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Bruno's domination of the first installment contributes to its being the least appealing.

May 21, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Sharp, fast-paced and eminently logical.

May 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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If Belvaux's accomplishment doesn't quite match his ambition, his movie eventually produces an involving collection of conflicting motivations.

May 7, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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An ambitious experiment that makes for a more satisfying intellectual puzzle than it does an involving narrative.

May 21, 2004
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

"On the Run" is worth seeing on its own, but those who like it should come back to see how the rest of the machine works.

May 20, 2004 Full Review
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Seen as a whole, The Trilogy is an entirely different experience altogether, as one pieces together the clues dropped in each to paint a more compelling picture.

April 10, 2004 Full Review Source:

"On the Run," rightly, leads "The Trilogy" with its gritty film noir thriller about revenge

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Of the three films, "On the Run" is the most successful as a standalone piece.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

The weakest of the three films in the series.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

On the Run is both a breath of fresh storytelling air and an exciting homage to film noir.

April 1, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

On some levels, Belvaux's vision isn't far removed from average fare on network TV.

February 7, 2004
Film Journal International

For such a meticulously carved puzzle that all but announces it has missing pieces, On the Run mostly succeeds as both an exercise and a stand-alone entertainment.

February 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Audience Reviews for On the Run: Trilogy 1

On the run is my favourite of Lucas Belvaux's trilogy. It's a decent thriller full of suspense and intrigue and I looked forward to seeing how the story would interweave with the other two films. The ending was brilliant, not to everyone's taste but I thought it was very brave and unexpected.
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