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Solid describes everything about this production, from the casting to
the editing to the mixing. There are no holes, no weak performances, no
wasted film. This is about as close to a perfect film as they get.
Tommy Lee Jones, while not the "official" star, IS the star of this work. Harrison Ford, rightfully, plays an awesome secondary lead in this gritty, complicated actioner. This work competently generates some heady atmosphere, leading to a few nice edge-of-your-seat moments.
This is one of the best action films ever made, with an involving story, wholly believable characters, and an execution so realistic it sells you the whole bill of goods.
I thoroughly enjoy this work, and can watch it again and again.
Don't forget to check out its deserving sequel, "U.S. Marshalls." It's awesome, too.
The Fugitive rates a solid 9/10 from...
the Fiend :.
Put together more than 13 years ago, The Fugitive is still worth a look
on DVD. It is a fast-paced thriller, with excellent special effects,
two lead actors at the top of their craft, and a story-line that keeps
you on the edge of your seat right until the end.
The story in brief: Rich doctor accused of murdering his wife protests his innocence, claiming the murder was committed by a one-armed man he saw at the murder scene. The doctor is found guilty, and sentenced to death. Circumstances provide an illegal escape from prison, and the doctor, now the fugitive, has to prove his innocence by finding the one-armed killer.
While doing this he saves the life of one of his prison guards, saves the life of a boy needing emergency surgery and spares the life of his chief pursuer who would have undoubtedly killed him in a heartbeat. Sounds too trite? In the context of this film, and with a frenetic Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford being... well, Harrison Ford, the film actually works quite well.
Director Andrew Davis has provided a movie that has stayed fresh and exciting.
One of the best (if not the very best) of the TV show adaptation
movies. Not only is the film consistent with the theme of the series,
but it juices it up with intense action and an involving,
The movie adopts just enough of the popular '60's program's original elements, and blends them nicely with the right measure of new plot twists to concoct one furious and exciting ride. Harrison Ford takes the role magnificently originated by David Jansen, and puts his unique stamp on it to make a Dr. Richard Kimble that is his own. His perfect sparring partner is Marshall Sam Girard (Tommy Lee Jones), who takes Kimbles's escape as a personal challenge to a chess game of wits.
Parallel cat-and-mouse duels are the stuff of this chess game: Kimble is not only the pursued, but also the pursuer of his own prey, the mysterious one-armed-man he saw fleeing from the murder scene. The action is constant, featuring leaps from dams, high speed ambulances, chases through sewers, fights, shootings, and more as each closes in. The train wreck sequence that sets Kimble on his trek to clear his name is one of the finest sequences ever filmed. The cast is exceptional.
Never a dull moment from start to finish. A great mystery, and a great pursuit suspense thriller. This is the kind of movie that remains fun after multiple viewings. A keeper for sure.
THE FUGITIVE ***** Suspense at its best. With Andrew Davis's superb
direction, a great script, and Harrison Ford's impeccable performance,
viewers are kept at the edges of their seats in this movie of
deception, tension, and wills. Ford is Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent
man accused of murdering his wife. Sentenced to prison on death-roe,
Kimble manages to escape from the authorities and slip under his
follower's (Tommy Lee Jones) careful eye while he finds the one-armed
man who committed the crime.
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This is one of Harrison Ford's best film's behind 'Star Wars' & the 'Indy' series. What's worse than coming home to find your wife murdered and the attacker escaping through you? I'll tell you what, the police charging you with the murder and claiming it was insurance fraud. well thats exactly what happens in this film, only when our main man escapes its up to US Marshall Tommy Lee Jones to re capture him. The two leads in this film really work well together and were both made to play these characters. And if you don't believe me, look up US Marshalls and you'll find its actually the sequel starring TJL once again, only it never quite matched the original. This is a must see for all action fans, or anyone who just feels like sticking on a great film and letting themselves go.
Although the outcome is never in doubt, The Fugitive is one of the best "chase" movies ever, successfully maintaining the suspense from first to last. Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar as best supporting actor for this film but it is also among Harrison Ford's best performances. Based loosely on a celebrated murder which would have been even more famous if CNN and Fox had been pursuing the story, The Fugitive records Harrison's pursuit by Jones as a U.S. Marshall attempting to capture the doctor accused of killing his wife, while Harrison tries to find the actual killer with Jones never very far behind. There was a TV series before the movie -- and it was pretty good. But the movie is better. Of its type, The Fugitive is one of the best, though it trails both North by Northwest (the Cary Grant vehicle) and the Open Window. Very Hitchcock-ian, which is a high compliment for those who did not see Hitchcock at his peak.
A classic in its genre it is. Somewhere ununderstandable that director Andrew Davis never could score his second big hit as "The fugitive" has it all to be seen as a Hollywoodclassic with style. Based on the television series, it's about Dr. Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) who is sent to prison waiting the death pernalty as he is accused of having murdered his wife. You can ask yourself why the police didn't have investigate such a lousy proof any further but that's not the thing, Ford escapes (without wanting to) and he is chased by a superb Tommy Lee Jones. "The fugitive" is based on the two actors, Ford and Jones who both do an immortal job (Jones got an Oscar) and is a perfect example that intelligent Hollywoodblockbuster can be made.
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This is one of the best movies ever made. Harrison Ford plays one of his best characters and Tommy Lee Jones is great as Sam Gerard who plays the part
with memorable quotes and humor while solving the big case. The characters in this story are great as well as the cinematography by Michael Chapman and
Music score by James Newton Howard. If you are looking for excitement and a
great movie, this is it.
Ford and Jones play a game of Cat and Mouse in this movie. Ford plays Dr. Richard Kimble who is falsely accused of murder and goes on a run to prove it. Mr. Jones plays the U.S. Marshal who chases Kimble on a trail of clues and
mystery. Both characters are determined and will not give up.
Give this movie a look if you haven't, you won't be dissappointed.
Entertaining thriller, everyone brilliantly cast. The key to the success of
this film is the water-cooler repartee of the marshal's office team under
Tommy-Lee Jones. Life is one big crossword puzzle and they always complete
theirs. So when (the never better) Harrison Ford stays out of reach it sets
off a cycle of excitement and disappointment that are good foil for the
inevitable action sequences.
This can't last though, as the function of the team relies of the black-and-whiteness of the situation. As Ford's Richard Kimble finally shakes off the shadow of presumed guilt the dynamic becomes more personal. I find the denouement a little unsatisfactory (it's all a bit serious) as a result.
The film is crisp and gets on with the action without romanticising Kimble's struggle for freedom. Matinee heaven 7/10
This movie was a real smash! My brother and saw this and I thought to myself, this is definetly a BIG HIT! Since it was filmed in the mountain area of North Carolina, that was one reason I liked it, for Harrison Ford playing Dr. Kimball it was better, you got Tommy Lee Jones playing the determined US Marshal, Now you have a blockbuster hit! Based on the Quinn Martin hit show, in which I saw, days earlier I was determined to see the movie myself. The one scene that got me was the train wreck, the train looked like a blown up Tyco toy train after the wreck, but still liked it all the way. This movie was better than the TV version, and the suspense level was great! It was so good, I did a paper on it for college: I got a B, But I give the movie an A+!
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