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Fled (1996)

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17

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 10

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23

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Average Rating: 2.6/5
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Though serving a prison sentence for using his computer to embezzle from an international corporation, Dodge (Stephen Baldwin) still thinks of himself as an ordinary criminal. His fellow convict, Piper (Lawrence Fishburne), whose basic decency leads him to protect Dodge from an assault by another prisoner, thinks the same. Neither Piper nor Dodge particularly like each other; matters are not improved when they are chained together. When a prison riot transforms into a break-out opportunity, they

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Action & Adventure, Comedy

Aug 24, 1999

MGM Home Entertainment

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Scripter Preston A. Whitmore II and helmer Kevin Hooks are obviously well-versed in film lore, for they have concocted a hodgepodge that recycles elements from several white-black team movies.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Lots of physical energy, but little else.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The situations are so ludicrous and the screenplay so barren of wit that the best it can come up with in the way of jokey humor is to have the characters compare their adventures to scenes in other movies.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Baldwin, in particular, has an appealing bad-boy quality.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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On the whole, Baldwin seems pretty dim for a renowned cyber-anarchist. Also, he simply isn't in the same class of actor as Tony Curtis. Or Laurence Fishburne, who swaggers through this mess with his usual suave manliness.

January 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A successful summer diversion, the kind of film you start forgetting the moment it's over but is fun while you're watching it.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The makers of this sluggish, by-the-numbers action pic couldn't even be bothered to exploit the obvious angles.

August 4, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

One more stepping stone in the rise of Salma Hayek!

January 31, 2005
MovieCrypt.com

Most of non-action scenes are dead serious, and in those moments Fled becomes unbearably cliched and tedious.

June 5, 2003 Full Review
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A generic buddy-buddy actioner that's not as slick as it thinks it is...pointless and forgettable

May 21, 2003
Movie Eye

Barrel-bottom buddy-flick refuse.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Despite all efforts by its notable cast, the film suffers from an incohesive plot that tries to provide drama, action and comedy only to lose focus and fail to accomplish any of its aims.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

While not an altogether unsatisfying experience, it leaves the viewer yearning to see the originals instead.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Fishburne does give a pretty commanding performance though (big shock there), while Baldwin sinckers occasionally, but never really garners any likability for his role.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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It's all wise-cracking heroes with 50-cent catch-phrases chased into shoot-outs with scenery-chewing henchmen. In other words, nothing you haven't seen a dozen times before.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Big dumb fun, for sure, but not big and clever.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The plot makes a couple of jumps that don't seem to make sense except to advance to yet another action scene. If only those scenes were worth the wait.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Even Patton, excellent as the smooth Atlanta cop on the convict's trail, can't save this mediocre descent into kiss-kiss-bang-bang clichés and one-note gags.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Fled

A fast, furious and relentlessly exciting action-packed thriller that's a non-stop great time. It's wickedly funny and incredibly enjoyable from start to finish. A smart, funny, sexy and exhilarating roller-coaster ride that doesn't put the breaks on for anything. Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin are terrific, they have have such outrageous and enjoyable chemistry. They mix toughness and comedy perfectly together. A body-slamming, pistol-packing and tongue in cheek adventure. A wild ride of explosive action and outrageous humor.
March 22, 2010
allan913

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Typical, overly vicious odd couple action-comedy since The Defiant Ones.
January 7, 2008
deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

this was a goofy and over the top chase flick but it was entertaining.
December 4, 2007
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Dodge and Piper are both prisoners who end up tied together in chains. They manage to flee from the prison and get to know each other. Dodge is a computer hacker who serves time in prison and Piper is a tough guy. Problems occur because of a floppy disc with delicate information and they run in to an attractive woman, a marshall, an honest cop and the Cuban mafia. I actually liked this movie very much and I don't know why I haven't seen it before.
January 23, 2011
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