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The Fugitive Reviews

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Fred Topel
September 9, 2003
Good but overrated. Exciting, but mystery falls short. Bad guy comes out of nowhere.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...still stands up today as it did eight years ago as the definitive example of how to make a summer movie right (heck; how to make any movie right).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Both stars have toughness and restraint that make their characters' battle of wits truly hypnotic, and in many ways more credible than it was on television.
Marc Vincenti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
As nail-biters go, this one will have you down to the nubs.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 24, 2002
Overrated, but fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
October 6, 2002
Fast-paced and slickly enjoyable chase thriller.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002
Not only did they get their smarts by casting Harrison Ford and the engimatic Tommy Lee Jones, they wrote a script (screenplay by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy) that was filled with tension, sprinkled with suspense, choca-bloc with action, and for the most p
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
This swiftly paced who-dunnit is about as good as Hollywood action-thrillers get.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 26, 2002
Frenetically-paced, nail biting action. Rarely do an anti-hero (Tommy Lee Jones) and a hero (Ford) blend with such tense and charismatic perfection.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
If you were expecting subtlety, you should have your head examined, but this money machine works like gangbusters.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
In a genre where one is almost always asked to allow leaps of logic, the script repeatedly astonished me with its intelligence, its attention to detail and its respect for the audience.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
"Innovative" is not a legitimate description of The Fugitive, but "entertaining" is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Davis paints with bold visual strokes so that the movie rises above its action-film origins and becomes operatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A juggernaut of exaggeration, momentum and thrills.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A flurry of stunts, close shaves and deeds of desperate daring, it easily transcends its television origins to become a stylish pacemaker-buster on the order of "Die Hard, MD."
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000 far as the chase genre goes, there have been worse films (better ones, too).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The film is so stylish, so funny and so heart-stopping in its suspense that the audience simply doesn't care about flaws.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Harrison Ford is awfully good, as usual, looking genuinely frantic and haggard for the first time since, well, Frantic.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A terrific thriller that may stretch the credulity of the audience at times, but leaves them well-entertained for better than two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 6, 1993
The pacing is terrific and the action always kept on a realistic level, even when it's clearly over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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