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U.S. Marshals
(1998)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Courage
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Varèse Sarabande
(March 10th, 1998)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are not bothered by a lack of distinctive personality in some of Jerry Goldsmith's most predictable and pedestrian action scores.

Avoid it... if you tend to be bored by Goldsmith's action music of the 90's when he simply goes through the motions without providing a unique style to each individual score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #484
WRITTEN 3/11/98, REVISED 4/3/07
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U.S. Marshals: (Jerry Goldsmith) After the critical and popular success of The Fugitive several years earlier, it was disappointing but not surprising that producer Arnold Kopelson would yank the fiscal chain for a watered down sequel. Returning for U.S. Marshals in 1998 was U.S. Marshal Sam Girard, with Tommy Lee Jones reprising the role that won him an Academy Award for the original. Most of the plot elements in the sequel were simple re-writes and manipulations of the same storyline of The Fugitive. Girard chases another protagonist, fleeing from a spectacular crash and trying all the while to prove his innocence while on the run. Even if Wesley Snipes hadn't diluted the talent pool of the film with his non-existent performance, the insertion of traitor Robert Downey Jr. (who'd a thunk it?) sealed the deal. The film is one chase scene after another, and sadly few of those scenes can rival the tension and intelligence of similar situations in The Fugitive. Audiences didn't seem to care much about the sequel, easily identifying the project's intent as a profit machine rather than high art. An almost all-new crew for U.S. Marshals included a change in composer; James Newton Howard was nominated for an Oscar for the original film's score, which was somewhat of an oddity given that it's nowhere near the top ranks of his own career. But to delight of many, new director Stuart Baird would reunite with the legendary Jerry Goldsmith for the sequel. Their combined effort for the 1996 action flick Executive Decision was competent in sum and contained some enjoyable parts. For U.S. Marshals they would understandably abandon Howard's themes and approach, opting for a trademark Goldsmith action score. One of the interesting aspects of Goldsmith's work for this project is his attempt, whether instructed to do so or not, to combine the style of his 90's action music with some of the style from his similar 70's and 80's assignments. There are pieces from all over Goldsmith's career to be heard in U.S. Marshals, but unfortunately the merging of those styles here does not live up to expectations.



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Average: 2.56 Stars
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Alternative review at movie-wave.net
Southall - July 12, 2012, at 2:02 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 30:21
• 1. Nuggets & Bullets (1:49)
• 2. Sinking Plane (4:20)
• 3. Heading for the Swamp (2:26)
• 4. Swamp Search (6:01)
• 5. Eves on the City (2:17)
• 6. Airport Locker (1:54)
• 7. Following Chen (5:55)
• 8. The Front Gate (2:25)
• 9. Free to Go (2:37)

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