"One of the better action-type movies of recent memory."
A Harrison Ford movie that I liked.Harrison Ford is a man on the run (a fugitive, if you will), searching for the man (with one arm!) who really killed his wife. We all know the plot; after all, this movie was based on the television show of the same name. It translates better than most "based on the series" films.
I had an easier time believing Ford was Dr. Richard Kimble than I did believing him as President. I've never really thought of Ford as a good action movie star, but as a man on the run, he's better than one might expect. He's actually quite good here, not looking quite as bored or tired as he does in his other would-be action roles of the 1990's.
Tommy Lee Jones is the U.S. Marshall (avoid the would-be sequel of the same name) assigned to recapture Kimble by checking every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in the area. Jones steals the movie away from Ford in a performance that won him a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1994. He earned it. His Sam Gerard is all business with a quirky sense of humor.
Solid action sequences (the train wreck being the most obvious) and just plain chase scenes that are suspenseful enough to hold your interest add up to a decent flick, and the performances from Ford (subdued, but driven) and Jones (also driven) are quality.A pretty good rental for your Saturday night.