On the Run: Trilogy 1
On the Run: Trilogy 1 (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Bruno's domination of the first installment contributes to its being the least appealing.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"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.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The most cinematic of the three films.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

An ambitious experiment that makes for a more satisfying intellectual puzzle than it does an involving narrative.

Annlee Ellingson

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.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The most complex of the three, Life is also the most powerful and revelatory.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Sharp, fast-paced and eminently logical.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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

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