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  • Summary: Adapted from the popular 1960s television, this is the story of Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford), who has been falsely accused and convicted of his wife's murder.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
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  1. Turns out to be a smashing success, a juggernaut of an action-adventure saga that owes noithing to the past. To put it simply, thi is a home run. [6 August 1993, p. C1]
  2. 100
    A tense, taut and expert thriller that becomes something more than that, an allegory about an innocent man in a world prepared to crush him.
  3. Reviewed by: Martin Chilton
    Nov 26, 2013
    100
    What makes the film so special is that Ford and Tommy Lee Jones (as his chief pursuer, US Marshal Samuel Gerard) are such beautifully matched adversaries.
  4. 90
    It's a pleasure to find a thriller fulfilling its duties with such gusto: the emotions ring solid, the script finds time to relax into backchat, and for once the stunts look like acts of desperation rather than shows of prowess.
  5. 80
    A flurry of stunts, close shaves and deeds of desperate daring, it easily transcends its television origins to become a stylish pacemaker-buster.
  6. Though it's a good half hour too long, this belated, overblown spin-off of the 60s TV show otherwise adds up to a pretty good suspense thriller.
  7. 67
    As far as the chase genre goes, there have been worse films (better ones, too).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23
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  2. Nov 28, 2012
    10
    It's rousing, fast-paced, tense as all hell, and - most importantly - unshakable. "The Fugitive" is, in short, the perfect man-on-the-run thriller.
  3. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    The Fugitive is one of the best Harrison Ford movies, as well as definitely being on my Top 20 list. This movie is smart, and suspense and good performances make this movie. The way it moves from shot to shot and Dr. Kimble's quick thinking create a very intriguing movie. Watch it, and you'll see what I mean. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2012
    9
    Harrison Ford has had some of the most iconic roles in cinematic history, but this is probably his best acting job in my personal opinion. This movie is a masterpiece. It is a great drama with stellar performances. It will snare you, and keep you hooked for its entirety. Such was my experience anyway. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2013
    8
    Frenética e intensa de principio a fin, "The Fugitive" esta perfectamente interpretada por dos grandes: Harrison Ford y Tommy Lee Jones. Bien contada la historia, con una gran guión y una magnífica dirección, todos los condimentos para que guste y mucho la película. Expand
  6. Oct 12, 2011
    8
    The Fugitive, at first glance, would appear to have a lot in common with the summer blockbuster trash you see every year. The Fugitive is far from a standard thriller though. Unlike the majority of films offering cheap thrills (which this film does still have in droves), The Fugitive actually has a brain. The dialogue is pretty slick, and you actually feel emotionally invested in the characters. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones both turn in among the finest performances of either their careers, and play out an exciting on-screen battle of wits and resilience. This extravagant game of cat-and-mouse is handled well, and while you sometimes have to suspend your disbelief at some points of the story, and gloss over a few plot holes at others, the film is always entertaining. The only real crime the Fugitive commits is that fails to hide where the final, supposedly shocking twist is going to come from - you see it a mile off, and this slightly undermines the rest of the story. Despite this disappointment, The Fugitive is well worth a watch - it's clever enough to be considered more than just "another thriller", and you'll have a very enjoyable time watching it throughout. Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Sep 5, 2007
    0
    The Fugitive is a gripping interest of plot, but it's adventure is very weak, while its story is horrible because of the horrible acting performed by Harrison Ford, Matt Damon is the only good actor for this kind of role. Anyway, the movie still really sucked, the first 10 minutes is boring, while the rest is fun. But it's a huge letdown because it has a bad taste, and the feel is uncomfortable. You have to pay attention hard to find the interest. Director Andrew David never does well. No blame to anyone else, just Andrew Davis is a director that never makes the cut. Expand

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