(1993)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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100
The New York Times
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]
100
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
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.
90
Pure energy, a perfect orchestration of heroism, villainy, suspense and comic relief.
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.
90
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.
80
A flurry of stunts, close shaves and deeds of desperate daring, it easily transcends its television origins to become a stylish pacemaker-buster.
80
Chicago Reader
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.
75
ReelViews
"Innovative" is not a legitimate description of The Fugitive, but "entertaining" is.
70
The action varies from a show-stopping train/bus wreck of Schwarzeneggerian proportions, to some more ironically staged pursuits which throw a welcome dash of "Tom and Jerry" into the mix.
67
Austin Chronicle
As far as the chase genre goes, there have been worse films (better ones, too).

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