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  • 100
    Roger Ebert 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. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    "Innovative" is not a legitimate description of The Fugitive, but "entertaining" is. show more

  • 100
    The Telegraph

    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. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    As far as the chase genre goes, there have been worse films (better ones, too). show more

  • 100
    Elvis Mitchell 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] show more

  • 90
    Variety

    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. show more

  • 90
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    Pure energy, a perfect orchestration of heroism, villainy, suspense and comic relief. show more

  • 90
    Anthony Lane The New Yorker

    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. show more

  • 80
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    A flurry of stunts, close shaves and deeds of desperate daring, it easily transcends its television origins to become a stylish pacemaker-buster. show more

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