Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou
(out of 5)
Boring science-fiction thriller adapted from the short story by Philip K. Dick, whose story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep was the basis for the awe-inspiring Blade Runner; this yawn-inducer could only dream to be compared to Ridley Scott’s classic in any possible way. Gary Sinise plays a weapons designer in a futuristic world that has been ravaged by alien invaders called Centauri who are intent on taking over the earth. On a seemingly normal day, a top-secret securities officer (Vincent D’Onofrio) informs him that his real self was killed by Centauri some time ago and he is a cyborg replicant being used as a spy for the enemy, and now must be destroyed. Believing them to be mistaken, Sinise escapes their clutches and enlists the help of an underground drifter (Mekhi Phifer) and his own beautiful doctor wife (Madeleine Stowe) to help him clear his name. Things happen much too fast with absolutely no buildup or emotional relief afterwards, leaving you with a completely flat and uninvolving Fugitive with no soul or motivation.
Directed by Gary Fleder
Cinematography by Robert Elswit
Music by Mark Isham
Production Design by Nelson Coates
Costume Design by Abigail Murray