Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) and James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) return to Flixwatcher (remotely) to review Chris’ choice The Fugitive.
The Fugitive is a 1993 action-thriller starring Harrison Ford as Richard Kimble on the hunt for the one-armed man who may or may not have killed his wife and Tommy Lee Jones as U.S Marshal Samuel Gerard hot on his heels. Famous at the time for two specific special effects moments - the train crash and the dam dive - are only minor moments in the whole film. For a film with a run time of over two hours, the film (just about) manages to sustain a high level of tension. Strangely nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (it didn’t win) the real star of the film is Tommy Lee (also nominated and won Best Supporting Actor). He gets all the best lines and is clearly having a lot of fun. Ford is the most un-Ford, acting mostly with his crinkly face and moving around largely unnoticed. The Fugitive isn’t perfect - the flashback scenes are a bit clumsy and it feels very 90s and you have to question the evidence for convicting Kimble in the first but there is something about the classic cat and mouse genre being played out by two superstars that make it an enjoyable piece of 90s film. Scores
[supsystic-tables id=171] The Fugitive smashes it out of the park for recommendability - with fives from everyone and super high across the other categories bringing the overall score to 4.78. Meaning there is a new JOINT number one (with When Harry Met Sally) in the Flixwatcher scores! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fugitive? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
Episode #164 Crew Links
Thanks to the Episode #164 Crew of Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) from, Empire Magazine and James Dyer (@jamescdyer) also from, Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pilot-tv-podcast/id1435481214?mt=2 Please make sure you give them some love
More about The Fugitive
For more info on The Fugitive, you can visit The Fugitive IMDb page here or The Fugitive Rotten Tomatoes page here.
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