On the Run: Trilogy 1
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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 his gang, Jeanne (Catherine Frot), who is now living a quiet, respectable life as a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Runs into some problems but is redeemed by a powerful finish."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Bruno's domination of the first installment contributes to its being the least appealing."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
""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."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Of the three films, "On the Run" is the most successful as a standalone piece."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"On some levels, Belvaux's vision isn't far removed from average fare on network TV."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"The most cinematic of the three films."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"An ambitious experiment that makes for a more satisfying intellectual puzzle than it does an involving narrative."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"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."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, FilmStew.com
"The weakest of the three films in the series."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"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."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Premiere Magazine
"The most complex of the three, Life is also the most powerful and revelatory."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Sharp, fast-paced and eminently logical."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
""On the Run," rightly, leads "The Trilogy" with its gritty film noir thriller about revenge"
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"On the Run is both a breath of fresh storytelling air and an exciting homage to film noir."
‑ , E! Online
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