The Fugitive Review by Sputnik

Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), a determined detective who will not rest until Richard is captured. As Richard leads the team through a series of intricate chases, he discovers the secrets behind his wife’s death and struggles to expose the killer before it is too late.

The movie is a very good thriller about a innocent man trying to find his wife’s killer and prove his innocence. The cat and mouse games between him and the US Marshal keep the movie interesting. There is a minor flaw in how Richard Kimble seems to have money when having just escaped.

Harrison Ford was excellent as Dr. Richard Kimble. Tommy Lee Jones was very good as Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard. He  won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Sela Ward was good as Helen Kimble. Joe Pantoliano was good as Deputy U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro. Andreas Katsulas was very good as Fredrick Sykes. Jeroen Krabbé was good as Dr. Charles Nichols. Julianne Moore was good as Dr. Anne Eastman in a small role. The rest of the cast was decent.

The movie was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing.

Andrew Davis’ direction is excellent. The Fugitive is an excellent thriller which still holds up after so many years of its release.

Highly Recommended


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