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All Harrison Ford Movies Ranked by Tomatometer
Unless you had tremedous recall of all the bit roles in American Grafitti or The Conversation, the first time the world at large set their eyes on Harrison Ford was in the little indie that could: Star Wars. With no previous acting reference points for most audiences, Ford WAS Han Solo, the glumly debonair and seductive space rogue who gave a dash of modern cynicism to Star Wars’ populist mysticism, singing aliens, and laser swords.
Ford returned for The Empire Strikes Back, jumpstarting the best run of movies anybody had in the ’80s. None of his films this decade were Rotten, and nine of them are Certified Fresh — utter classics and masterpieces like Blade Runner, Return of the Jedi, and all three Indiana Jones movies. 1985’s Witness, in which Ford plays a steely detective protecting an Amish boy who’s seen a murder, garnered him his only Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
Ford’s ’90s highlights include The Fugitive (another box office smash and a Best Picture nominee), taking on the CIA analyst Jack Ryan role created by Tom Clancy in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, and kicking off unruly passengers as the freaking President of the United States of America in Air Force One.
After a 19-year absence from the big screen, he, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas brought Indy back for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The movie would go on to be designated Certified Fresh by critics, though it’s no secret critical and audience appreciation for the movie remains weak. A fifth Indiana Jones is currently in early pre-production.
Since them, Ford has gamely returned to the roles that made him famous: Han in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Deckard in Blade Runner 2049. Both movies would also be Certified Fresh, the first time Ford would have two consecutive CF films since the ’80s. And now we’re taking a look back we rank all Harrison Ford movies by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 10.675%
Critics Consensus: Clichéd and unoriginal, Paranoia is a middling techno-thriller with indifferent performances and a shortage of thrills.
In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job... [More]
Adjusted Score: 18.451%
Critics Consensus: Even Harrison Ford could not save the dull plot and the slow pacing of the movie.
"Random Hearts" is a compelling love story about two people who never would have met... in a perfect world. An... [More]
Adjusted Score: 23.166%
Critics Consensus: Harrison Ford's rote performance brings little to this uninspired techno-heist film whose formulaic plot is befuddled with tedious and improbable twists.
A businessman becomes the last line of defense for his family and his business in this thriller. Jack Stanfield (Harrison... [More]
Adjusted Score: 27.804%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 31.968%
Critics Consensus: Despite a timely topic and a pair of heavyweight leads, Extraordinary Measures never feels like much more than a made-for-TV tearjerker.
Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 34.465%
Critics Consensus: Hollywood Homicide suffers from too many subplots and not enough laughs.
Veteran detective Joe Gavilan, a weary but tenacious police veteran at the top of his game professionally, though his personal... [More]
Adjusted Score: 38.535%
Critics Consensus: Like its predecessors, Expendables 3 offers a modicum of all-star thrills for old-school action thriller aficionados -- but given all the talent assembled, it should have been a lot more fun.
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team come face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson),... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36.868%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A policeman plays Good Samaritan to a visitor from Ireland, only to discover that he has a potentially deadly secret.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 37.512%
Critics Consensus: A generally enjoyable, if completely forgettable piece of Hollywood fluff.
In this romantic comedy-adventure, magazine associate editor Robin Monroe and her boyfriend Frank leave for a vacation on a remote... [More]
Adjusted Score: 42.536%
Critics Consensus: Although Harrison Ford makes the most of an opportunity to dig into a serious role, Regarding Henry is undermined by cheap sentiment and clichés.
Combining elements of A Christmas Carol and Rain Man (1988), this modern-day parable of greed and redemption was crafted with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 52.17%
Critics Consensus: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are as dependably appealing as ever, but they're let down by director Jon Favreau's inability to smooth Cowboys & Aliens' jarring tonal shifts.
1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.211%
Critics Consensus: Robert Zemeckis is unable to salvage an uncompelling and unoriginal film.
It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer betrayed his beautiful wife Claire. But with Claire oblivious to the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51.641%
Critics Consensus: Not even a genial Gene Wilder or a dashing Harrison Ford can rescue The Frisco Kid from a monotonous procession of gently comedic sketches that never cohere into a memorable yarn.
Set in the Wild West, this comedy follows the misadventures of Polish rabbi Avram Belinsky as he travels across the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.175%
Critics Consensus: It's lifted by affable performances from its impeccable cast, and it's often charming -- but Morning Glory is also inconsistent and derivative.
A new romantic comedy set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.08%
Critics Consensus: The Age of Adaline ruminates on mortality less compellingly than similarly themed films, but is set apart by memorable performances from Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never... [More]
Adjusted Score: 40.524%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
In this WWII romance, Harrison Ford (face-to-face with superstardom from his involvement in Star Wars) is cast as David Halloran,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 65.688%
Critics Consensus: A gripping drama even though the filmmakers have taken liberties with the facts.
A real-life historical incident becomes the basis for this military thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow that's reminiscent of such submarine... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.546%
Critics Consensus: It's undermined by distracting and unnecessary CGI, but this heartwarming Call of the Wild remains a classic story, affectionately retold.
Adapted from the beloved literary classic, THE CALL OF THE WILD vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.654%
Critics Consensus: If it isn't quite as thought-provoking as the book, Ender's Game still manages to offer a commendable number of well-acted, solidly written sci-fi thrills.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics... [More]
Adjusted Score: 60.045%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Force 10 From Navarone was a sequel to the 1961 blockbuster The Guns of Navarone and tells the tale of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67.676%
Critics Consensus: Sydney Pollack's Sabrina doesn't do anything the original didn't do better, but assured direction and a cast of seasoned stars make this a pleasant enough diversion.
In this reworking of Billy Wilder's classic 1954 comedy of manners, chauffeur's daughter Sabrina catches the eye of the wealthy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.542%
Critics Consensus: Patriot Games doesn't win many points for verisimilitude, but some entertaining set pieces -- and Harrison Ford in the central role -- more than compensate for its flaws.
In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.159%
Critics Consensus: This late-period Harrison Ford actioner is full of palpable, if not entirely seamless, thrills.
In this action drama, Harrison Ford plays James Marshall, a onetime combat hero in the Vietnam War who is now... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.675%
Critics Consensus: A tense, on-point thriller in the vein of Polanski's earlier work.
San Francisco doctor Harrison Ford and his wife Betty Buckley journey to Paris, where Ford is to lecture at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77.246%
Critics Consensus: Harrison Ford capably tackles a tough, unlikable role, producing a fascinating and strange character study.
Even a stellar performance by Harrison Ford as Allie Fox, an increasingly unbalanced inventor and crusader cannot make up for... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.752%
Critics Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford's return in the title role is more than welcome.
After being forced to leave Marshall College under dubious circumstances, Indy joins forces with rebellious, young Mutt, who believes he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82.357%
Critics Consensus: Perfecting the formula established in earlier installments, Clear and Present Danger reunites its predecessor's creative core to solidly entertaining effect.
This is the third film based on Tom Clancy's high-tech espionage potboilers starring CIA deputy director Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87.399%
Critics Consensus: 42 is an earnest, inspirational, and respectfully told biography of an influential American sports icon, though it might be a little too safe and old-fashioned for some.
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.851%
Critics Consensus: Though failing to reach the cinematic heights of its predecessors, Return of the Jedi remains an entertaining sci-fi adventure and a fitting end to the classic trilogy.
In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.85%
Critics Consensus: A buoyant corporate Cinderella story, Working Girl has the right cast, right story, and right director to make it all come together.
Unhappy with her job and her loser boyfriend, Melanie Griffith takes a secretarial post at a major Wall Street firm.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.402%
Critics Consensus: It may be too "dark" for some, but Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom remains an ingenious adventure spectacle that showcases one of Hollywood's finest filmmaking teams in vintage form.
The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.594%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to an outstanding script, focused direction by Alan Pakula, and a riveting performance from Harrison Ford, Presumed Innocent is the kind of effective courtroom thriller most others aspire to be.
Rusty Sabich (Harrison Ford) is a bland, oppressed man who burns with a quiet, corrosive intensity that can flare uncontrollably.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.529%
Critics Consensus: Lighter and more comedic than its predecessor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade returns the series to the brisk serial adventure of Raiders, while adding a dynamite double act between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery.
The third installment in the Spielberg/Lucas Indiana Jones saga, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade evokes many of the thrills... [More]
Adjusted Score: 107.023%
Critics Consensus: Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.534%
Critics Consensus: Misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, neo-noir Blade Runner has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece.
A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 105.52%
Critics Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.596%
Critics Consensus: A wonderfully entertaining thriller within an unusual setting, with Harrison Ford delivering a surprisingly emotive and sympathetic performance.
In Peter Weir's thriller Witness, Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy, witnesses a murder in the restroom of a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109.528%
Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.
In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.849%
Critics Consensus: Dark, sinister, but ultimately even more involving than A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back defies viewer expectations and takes the series to heightened emotional levels.
The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as-grass hero from the first... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.418%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.066%
Critics Consensus: Exhilarating and intense, this high-impact chase thriller is a model of taut and efficient formula filmmaking, and it features Harrison Ford at his frantic best.
This 1993 box-office smash partly adheres to the 1960s TV series on which it is based and partly goes off... [More]