Harrison Ford decides for once to really give a powerhouse performance in the "wrong man" role. Tommy Lee Jones' breakout role as the cop who tries to hunt him down is worth seeing. It is also an excellent adaptation of the long-running series that is retooled like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. One of the most excellent bus / train crashes in film history, but the villains are obvious when looking at the cast list.
Hadn't seen it since the mid 90s, I decided to watch again today. A pretty loose fit, and while it wasn't corny nor did it have the 90s feel I falsely remembered it having, I still don't think it's anything more than mediocre. The discovery of the 'twist' and the character development is lacking. When Gerard admits he believes Kimble, I wasn't sure he was serious until the final scene when he removes the cuffs. Meh.
Like its Oscar-blessed sibling The Silence of the Lambs, The Fugitive spawned imitators, refashioned a genre and shaped careers for a full decade after. His Oscar is bemoaned by fans of the excellent Fiennes and DiCaprio, but I am increasingly appreciative of TLJ's performance. A less exciting role, but one that uses every gesture, line and look at the expense of exposition to reveal the plight of the man he chases.