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I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang - 1/6/2006 2:44:06 PM   
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RE: I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang - 1/6/2006 5:38:54 PM   

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Only four stars?

Man, this movie is so powerful. Paul Muni really makes you sympathetic: the way his character is ruined over the course of the picture, before being reconstructing himself and being ruined yet again is heartbreaking. The final shot of this movie will haunt me forever.


CG, stop motion, acting, animation, animatronics, whatever, it's 24 lies a second...

Critiquing words for dummies: Pretentious, overrated, sentimental, indulgent, populist.

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One of My All-Time Faves - 21/6/2006 12:45:25 PM   


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This really is one of my true faves. Muni is masterful as the unfortunate Allen. And as mentioned, the film's final scene is not to missed by any film buff, even though it apparently was a bit of an accident.

Trivia: Burns was briefly a consultant on set for the movie, before having to leave in fear of being recaptured by the State of Georfia. Georgia would have an open warrant for his arrest until the 1940s.

5 stars and one of the few I'd give 6 if it was available.

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