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.
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100

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
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]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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90

The New Yorker

By Anthony Lane
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.
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Pure energy, a perfect orchestration of heroism, villainy, suspense and comic relief.
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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.
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Though it's a good half hour too long, this belated, overblown spin-off of the 60s TV show otherwise adds up to a pretty good suspense thriller.
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
A flurry of stunts, close shaves and deeds of desperate daring, it easily transcends its television origins to become a stylish pacemaker-buster.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
"Innovative" is not a legitimate description of The Fugitive, but "entertaining" is.
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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.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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