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The Fugitive Reviews

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Clifford Terry
Chicago Tribune
August 19, 2014
Working from a tight script by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy, director Andrew Davis has fashioned a crackling, intelligent thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
November 19, 2013
In many ways The Fugitive represents the pinnacle of a genre not much in style any more: the suspense/action picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 21, 2013
Directed for maximum impact by Andrew Davis, this contains enough suspenseful set-pieces, clever red herrings and spectacular stuntwork to satisfy most thriller aficionados, yet what really makes the movie work are the performances by Ford and Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 12, 2013
An action film heavyweight and purely excellent masterpiece...

Total Film
July 29, 2013
Andrew Davis provides some memorable set-pieces in this impressive adaptation of the '60s TV series.;
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 29, 2013
Just when you thought the movies had been given over to special effects departments and the high-tech fantasies that sustain them, along comes The Fugitive -- a good, old-fashioned drama with unsettling shivers of suspense.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
July 29, 2013
The film is little more than a well-oiled machine that serves a strictly limited function, but like a precision timepiece, it is a thing to marvel at, even under close scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 29, 2013
For dynamite suspense loaded with thrills and wicked fun, you can't beat The Fugitive.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 29, 2013
Ford is fine as the innocent surgeon who is wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife and sets off to find the real killer. But the movie is stolen from under his nose by Tommy Lee Jones, who gives an Oscar-winning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 29, 2013
No fewer than six editors stitched his shots together, giving the most hard-hitting scenes a furious rhythm that contributes greatly to their impact.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 29, 2013
I've already seen The Fugitive twice. I'll probably see it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
July 29, 2013
The Fugitive runs hard and true the whole way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 2013
Thoroughly engaging, edge-of-the-seat entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 29, 2013
A sparkling suspense picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2013
The Fugitive is a super-adrenalized stemwinder, a crisp and jolting melodrama that screws the tension so pitilessly tight it does everything but squeak.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 29, 2013
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.
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Heart-pounding thriller with great acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
It isn't just a high-powered summer blockbuster. It's something cannier (and rarer): a suspense thriller rooted in character.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
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