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

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

 

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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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Films New on Netflix

As well as this week’s episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Queen

Dumped by her fiancé, a sheltered young woman decides to go on her honeymoon to Europe alone, embarking on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 4th July 2020.

Shaitan

 When they’re blackmailed after a hit-and-run, a troubled rich girl and her wild friends stage a fake kidnapping with a plan to collect the ransom.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 4th July 2020.

 

 

Special 26 (Special Chabbis)

 

In this fact-based crime drama, a gang of con artists posing as government officials executes a heist in the form of a raid on a prominent jeweler.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 4th July 2020.

What the Fish

 

A crabby woman leaves home for a vacation and entrusts her niece’s fiancé to feed her fish and adhere to a strict set of rules. He has other ideas.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 4th July 2020.

 

 

Tanu Weds Manu

 When London-based doctor Manu reluctantly returns to India to find a bride, he meets the girl of his dreams — only to discover she loves another man.

Added to UK Netflix: 4th July 2020.

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix forever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

On Yoga The Architecture of Peace
Based on photographer Michael O’Neill’s book of the same name, this documentary traces the author’s 10-year journey through the landscape of yoga.

Leaving:9th July 2020

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