Freebie and the Bean Reviews

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Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film
July 25, 2009
The best darn movie of the seventies you've never seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
February 7, 2006
Caan and Arkin have great chemistry and the vehicle stunts are spectacular in this entertaining, very 1970s buddy-cop movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Richard Luck
Film4
May 24, 2003
Rush's movie can be enjoyed as kitsch, but it plays better as an early stab at a Lethal Weapon-style movie, effortlessly combining violence and humour.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 17, 2013
Freebie (James Caan) is a cop whose corruption is supposed to be charming.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 17, 2013
The humor is tasteless and racist, but the action scenes are fantastically choreographed and executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
June 20, 2009
Back in 1974, this type of frenetic crud was considered to be popular entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
Richard Rush's tasteless film, from a spitball script by Robert Kaufman, utilized lots of stunt and action crews disturbing the peace all over San Francisco.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
On the whole, a film one can live without.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It has a cast of otherwise good actors doing bits of business (sometimes called acting) as if they thought they could upstage all of the movie's automobiles, which are seldom still.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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