The Fugitive (1993) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Fugitive

acting 8

directing 9

effects 9

editing 8

writing 8


4.2 out of 5 🐙


Harrison Ford has played two of the most iconic characters in movie history: Han Solo and Indiana Jones. But I think this is his best performance. He plays a real person, not a heroic one, who is forced into heroism. He displays a wider range of emotions and handles harder scenes than one would expect from a thriller. And let’s not forget the legendary Tommy Lee Jones. He is one of those actors who the audience is drawn to. You just can’t teach that kind of charisma. And Andrew Davis just about directs the perfect action thriller. Seriously, it is a flawless example of the genre.




Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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