“Three Fugitives” (1989)

This film’s premise had promise, but the script just goes through the bare minimum effort, perhaps hoping that the chemistry between the two leads would help override its flaws. It doesn’t. The pacing is atrocious in some spots. Martin Short’s character has funny moments, but also some obnoxious moments as well. Nick Nolte is actually fine, and he even manages to have decent scenes with the little girl that don’t feel forced or awkward. And that’s not to say this film is completely devoid of laughs. But you do have to slog through a lot of unfunny moments to get to them. This is for the most part a painless sit, but there’s not enough good here to encourage you to seek this film out.

Rating: 2.5/5

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