Bullitt Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
There isn't much here, and what there is is awfully easy.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
McQueen is great in Bullitt, and the movie is great, because director Peter Yates understands the McQueen image and works within it. He winds up with about the best action movie of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
A low key, tough guy cop thriller, Bullitt does not go over the top with its action sequences and stays away from the usual cop movie clichés, lifting the bar in regards to how cop movies should be made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
A not-very-good movie redeemed by a car chase for the ages.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
September 23, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 7, 2010
Bullitt takes a rather simple nugget of a story and turns it into a crime classic through the expert use of location footage, editing, music, mood and timing, not to mention the laconic, stoic performance of ultra-cool star Steve McQueen.
Christopher Null
October 5, 2003
For all of the talk about its legendary car chase through the streets of San Francisco -- and it is justified -- Bullitt idles far tool long in the slow lane when it should be blowing by the minivans and the carpoolers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Apart from the car chase, the gritty, realistic take on police work makes this thriller classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2001
It will always be remembered by film buffs as the forerunner of the modern cop thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 26, 2005
If there is any one of his many movie roles that best exemplifies the McQueen persona, it would have to be this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 17, 2005
Menos focado na trama e mais nos procedimentos de seu protagonista, Bullitt busca o realismo constantemente, criando um personagem não apenas crível, mas complexo.
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
February 23, 2004
Steve McQueen is nevertheless very impressive in his role.
| Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2005
Even though the story almost makes no sense and the Oscar-winning editing has several illogical cuts, Bullitt is an exquisitely satisfying motion picture, particularly if there is still an adolescent boy lodged somewhere in your psyche.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2011
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