Woman on the Run can be viewed as a lark, a simple diversion with good banter and interesting mystery. Then again, it is also a well crafted story about how a marriage rekindles the fire it once had through extraordinary circumstances. However one takes in Norman Foster’s cleverly constructed film, there is at least something for everybody.
Movies that meld together fiction and fact as explicitly as T-Men are no longer made. In that respect, the film is something of a time capsule, a curious look into an extinct sub-genre of film that only caught on for a brief period. Audiences prefer to know what it is they are watching, be it a purely fictional tale, an adaptation of a real life event, or a pure documentary. For the 21st century movie watcher, the effect can be a strange one,