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.
Freebie (James Caan) is a cop whose corruption is supposed to be charming.
Back in 1974, this type of frenetic crud was considered to be popular entertainment.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
| Original Score: 2/5
On the whole, a film one can live without.
The humor is tasteless and racist, but the action scenes are fantastically choreographed and executed.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The best darn movie of the seventies you've never seen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Caan and Arkin have great chemistry and the vehicle stunts are spectacular in this entertaining, very 1970s buddy-cop movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.