A significant film ideologically, this right-wing revenge crimer catapulted Clint Eastwood to major stardom and launched a whole cycle of films about taking the law into your hands.
But when exactly does Harry take the law into his own hands? The only questionable thing that he does is stomp on Scorpio's injured leg to find out where the girl is. Besides that, he doesn't break any laws. He doesn't go around shooting unarmed criminals. Harry wasn't a dirty cop, just a disgruntled and dedicated one.
This felt less like a review and more like an article on Dirty Harry's place in film history. Though it is an interesting article.
Oct 28 - 06:13 PM