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A good thriller flick

7/10
Author: rtneupane from Africa
16 April 2011

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Well I had seen the Hindi movie " Criminal" starring Manisha Koirala. So, scene by scene, dailogue by dailogue was copied by criminal from this movie till 1st 1 hour. Fugitive is an amazing movie and never lets you get bored even for a minute. All in all, a good thriller movie that has a good pace and keeps your mind busy with unexpected twists.

The movie is about a husband Dr.Richard Kimble ( Ford) who is convicted of his beloved wife's murder.God gives him one more chance when he flees from the bus carrying the criminals that meets with accident.Now his objective is to hunt down the real killer. Now this task is not so easy when you have a detective Gerad( Tomy lee) who has not let his whole team sleep just to get to this guy. Detective wont give up in his search and so wont Kimble in search of his wife's murder..Detective in every attempt misses Kimble by few seconds..

A well directed movie... You can watch it if you are bored and want to see a good thriller flick..

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Fast paced action with great performances

9/10
Author: lisa-w1 from United States
24 March 2011

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The fugitive is just a great film for so many reasons. First of all, I love it because Sam Gerard, the US marshal on the hunt for the wrongly accused DR. Richard Kimble treats his team whom he refers to as his "kids" like family. He actually mothers them, telling the lone female on the team to wear two coats, while advising Noah not to let someone give him any you know what about his pony tail. This type of camaraderie really appeals to me. And as far as performances are concerned, Tommy Lee Jones is outstanding. His vocal intonation is very expressive, conveying a gamut of emotion from humor to kindness to menace.

And hey, let's give it to the guy, he wasn't exactly a teenager when this movie came out but he was running and jumping with the best of them. And I really admire Sam Gerard because he was totally dedicated to what he thought was the truth--Kimble was convicted in a court of law and that was all he needed to know. This is why he says he doesn't care when Kimble tells him he didn't kill his wife. But at the end of the movie when the truth comes out about who actually killed Helen Kimble Gerard is totally willing to accept it no holds barred. I love that.

Love the "Peter Pan" dive into the water, train wreck, running around in the st paddy's day parade, all of it. See it if you can.

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A Convincing Thriller!

7/10
Author: nama chakravorty from India
14 January 2011

Based on the television series of the same name, 'The Fugitive' is a convincing, absorbing and mostly gripping thriller that holds your attention. This 1993 box-office smash hit, is cleverly directed by Andrew Davis and very well acted by it's lead cast.

'The Fugitive' is a cat-n-mouse thriller. A wrongly accused is on-the-run to prove his innocence, while a stubborn Marshal hunts for him. It's basically a war between these 2 men, who go 'no holds barred'!

Andrew Davis has made a memorable fare in 'The Fugitive'. He has directed the film with style. The Screenplay keeps you at the edge of your seat most times, and even the characters are damn interesting. Michael Chapman's Cinematography captures each moment wonderfully. Dennis Virkler's Editing is cool.

Performance-Wise: Harrison Ford is terrific in the central role. The legendary box office star, proves his mettle yet again. Tommy Lee Jones is razor-sharp in an Oscar-Winning role, while Jeroen Krabbé is good. Andreas Katsulas and Joe Pantoliano are first-rate. Julianne Moore appears in a brief role.

On the whole, 'The Fugitive' works big time. Take a look at this one, if thrills are what your for craving for. Thumbs Up!

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Fun but Rambling

8/10
Author: kenjha
28 December 2010

In this big screen adaptation of the classic TV series, a doctor is falsely convicted of murdering his wife, but escapes en route to prison. This is an entertaining, fast-moving adventure yarn with non-stop action. In fact, there is perhaps a bit too much action, as it starts to run out of steam towards the end. The story is fairly straightforward but tends to ramble and becomes somewhat muddled in the latter stages. It could have benefited from tighter editing. Ford is well cast in the title role, but Jones steals the film in his Oscar winning role as the U.S. Marshal who doggedly pursues him. It's mindless fun, with little attempt at plausibility in the plot.

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A great film, with some great actors - a must-see

8/10
Author: JimmySturt from United Kingdom
9 October 2010

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This film is a definite must see for all you who search for a good, strong and interesting story line, quality acting, and happy ending where the good guy always wins. Harison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones - two of the best male actors ever born. This film has a very interesting story line, keeping your interest from start to finish, and you will not be disappointed by the ending. There is definitely a lot of sympathy created for Dr. Richard Kimble as he looses his wife, is accused of killing her, and then has to jump waterfalls, navigate sewers and investigate hospitals to prove his innocence and bring the one-armed killer of his wife to justice. And best not forget the icing on the cake: a huge train wreck, guaranteed to keep you awake to witness through the rest of this outstanding film - an 8 outta 10 on the Jimmimeter :)

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Terrific action

8/10
Author: AtlantaRocks from United States
24 January 2009

This movie worked really well for me.

A doctor comes home and finds his wife dying and a one-armed man fleeing.

The doctor is accused of the murder and sentenced to death. He escapes and becomes a fugitive. The rest of the movie deals with a U.S. Marshall who chases him.

Andrew Davis directs with real vigor in this very exciting film adaptation of an old TV series. I never saw the series, but I understand that it was great too. based on characters by Roy Huggins and the story by David Twohy, the screenplay by Jeb Stuart and Twohy is fast paced without sacrificing character development.

The action sequences are great.

Harrison Ford, as the fugitive is excellent in his muted, reserved deliverance. Tommy Lee Jones is very good and fun to watch as the seasoned U.S. Marshall.

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your fugitive's name is Doctor Richard Kimble Go get him!

Author: bluesman-20 from Canada
9 July 2008

Fantastic retelling of the classic TV series. When I first saw this I was put off by how they explained why Helen Kimble was murdered but after seeing it over and over and over again I've come to respect the originality of the movie and the screenwriter's ability to start the story put a exciting middle to it and finally a nail biting climax and a satisfactory ending to a edge of your seat thriller. A lot of people have put this movie on a high platform and rightly so in 92 this movie showed us how it was done. It outclassed Speed and others of it's ilk. The main reason is the chemistry between Jones and ford they create a fine tight rope of a drama and action flick. Jones however provides what comedy relief there is intentionally. His Gerald differs from Barry Morse's Gerald in that he is even more obessessed and he refuses to listen to anyone except his instincts maybe it's his finest role to date. It did bring him an Oscar. Harrison Ford carries the movie pretty much like Richard Kimble he's smart he's quick and he's relentless. Ford captures you from the first screen shot until the credits roll. The movie is a fine roller coaster of a ride the stunts are fantastic and the story is tight. This movie should be included in film classes as a example of how to make a great movie.

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Enjoy every minute

7/10
Author: gcd70 from Melbourne, Australia
2 December 2007

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Based upon the popular television series of the mid 60's, this thriller converts well to the big screen thanks to some competent direction from Andrew Davis, and two sure-footed performances from the lead stars.

Harrison Ford adds yet another character to his already impressive collection as Dr. Richard Kimble, a man who, whilst on the run, searches for the one-armed man he claims killed his wife. And Tommy Lee Jones continues to grow in stature, after his Oscar nominated performance in "J.F.K.", with a very good turn as Deputy Gerard, the man pursuing Kimble.

Davis develops tension early and maintains it well, right up until the suitable, though none too surprising, ending. Plot complexities near the finish may lose some viewers, but most of the audience will enjoy every minute. James Newton Howard's score is effective.

Sunday, October 3, 1993 - Croydon Twin Cinema

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three words :Tommy Lee Jones

8/10
Author: disdressed12 from Canada
3 June 2007

this action/thriller/murder mystery is directed By Andrew Davis(Under Siege)it is intended to be a Harrison Ford vehicle,but the movie is really owned by Tommy Lee Jones.Jones plays a U.S. Marshall on the trial of a a high profile,respected doctor(Ford)who finds himself accused of the murder of his wife(Sela Ward).Jones brings some great intensity to role,yet at the same time he manages to be understated.not an easy task,but Jones is more than equal to the task.this movie is based The series of the same name from the 60's,but how accurate It is to its source material is anyones guess.obviously the film has been updated for contemporary audiences.the movie is quite exciting and fast paced,with some good suspenseful moments.there's also a few plot twists to keep you guessing.i rather enjoyed it.for me, "The Fugitive" is an 8/10

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Excellent, but ending unrealistic

7/10
Author: T Mobile from the Local Fluff
26 April 2007

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I was a young man in college when this movie came out and Harrison Ford's acting was so forceful that I briefly considered becoming a vascular surgeon! From the beginning this movie keeps you involved. The train wreck on the silver screen felt like you were there, no surprise since the director derailed an actual train for the footage (I have seen the wreckage myself in S.C.).

The only complaint I have is the end when Dr. Nichols, a highly regarded doctor despite his under-handed dealings with the drug company, suddenly transforms quite unexpectedly into the prototypical, dastardly villain bent on killing Harrison Ford's character even if it means taking out a few marshals in the process. I don't recall the absurdity of the end in the theater, but subsequent airings on TV have made it more than apparent that the studio was in a hurry to wrap up the filming versus a more thoughtful and dramatic ending.

At any rate, having lived in Chicago the past couple of years, it has also been fun recognizing the filming locations.

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