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The Fugitive Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Taut, effective serial-chase story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 12, 2008
A rare example of everything in the Hollywood machine coming together in the right way at the right time and working perfectly.
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
A first-rate thriller.

May 20, 2008
Real escapist cinema.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
May 20, 2008
The performances transform this otherwise orthodox cat-and-mouse movie into a gripping experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Leonard Klady
May 20, 2008
A consummate nail-biter that never lags, it leaves you breathless from the chase yet anxious for the next bit of mayhem or clever plot twist.

TV Guide
May 20, 2008
Harrison Ford mostly just runs and fights, but that's O.K. Running, after all, is what fugitives are supposed to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 20, 2008
Though it's a good half hour too long, this overblown 1993 spin-off of the 60s TV show otherwise adds up to a pretty good suspense thriller.
Emanuel Levy
February 19, 2008
Tommy Lee Jones offers the fun and drive of this largely implausible but highly enjoyable remake of the popular TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2007
One of the better attempts at turning a TV show into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Wooley
Tulsa World
May 8, 2007
A fast-paced action-adventure picture written large upon the screen. It's helped along, in this case, by a couple of things: some fine performances, especially from the two leads, and the collective cultural memory of lots and lots of baby-boomers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
August 25, 2006
Relentless action + strong Ford and Tommy Lee performances make this a classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2006
Ford and Jones make admirable adversaries, Ford a resourceful but vulnerable hero and Jones a tough and relentless cop with a touch of compassion....
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Chuck O'Leary
March 3, 2006
A hair-raising, adrenaline-charged chase movie.
| Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A glossy, formula chase movie with the requisite number of extravagant action sequences (most notably a massive train crash).
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 18, 2005
In a morally confused age, a take-no-prisoner, seemingly heartless predator like Tommy Lee Jones' Gerard could easily be elected to high political office.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
May 6, 2004
Very good, but not perfect.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004
One of the most exciting, intelligent, and all-around brilliant action films ever to hit the silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 24, 2003
Excellent battle-of-wits thriller led by stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
| Original Score: 4/5
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
September 30, 2003
The opening scene is powerful and puts you on the edge. This film works!
| Original Score: 5/5
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