The Fugitive
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This 1993 box-office smash partly adheres to the 1960s TV series on which it is based and partly goes off on several tangents of its own. Harrison Ford stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, convicted of murdering his wife. While being transferred to prison by bus, Kimble is involved in a spectacular bus-train collision (one of the best of its kind ever filmed). Surviving the disaster, Kimble escapes, vowing to track down the elusive professional criminal whom he holds responsible for the murder. Dogging the fugitive every foot of the way is U.S. marshal Sam Gerard (an Oscar-winning turn by Tommy Lee… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

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"Working from a tight script by Jeb Stuart and David Twohy, director Andrew Davis has fashioned a crackling, intelligent thriller."
‑ Clifford Terry, Chicago Tribune
"I've already seen The Fugitive twice. I'll probably see it again."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"In many ways The Fugitive represents the pinnacle of a genre not much in style any more: the suspense/action picture."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Andrew Davis provides some memorable set-pieces in this impressive adaptation of the '60s TV series.;"
‑ , Total Film
"No fewer than six editors stitched his shots together, giving the most hard-hitting scenes a furious rhythm that contributes greatly to their impact."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Thoroughly engaging, edge-of-the-seat entertainment."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"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."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The Fugitive runs hard and true the whole way through."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"For dynamite suspense loaded with thrills and wicked fun, you can't beat The Fugitive."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"While there are actors in this film, there isn't much room for acting. The rapid editing and near-absence of dialogue reduces the actors to action figures with colorful labels pasted on their foreheads."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"An action film heavyweight and purely excellent masterpiece..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"A sparkling suspense picture."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
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