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The French Connection Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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An urban crime thriller which won undeserved acclaim for its efficient but unremarkable elevated-railway chase and its clumsy, showy emphasis on grainy, sordid realism.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Budd Wilkins
Slant Magazine

Four decades after its initial release, William Friedkin's Oscar-sweeper The French Connection remains an electrifying achievement.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The French Connection is as amoral as its hero, as violent, as obsessed and as frightening.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 5/5

December 24, 2002
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

When people talk about the Golden Age of movies in the 1970s, this is one of the ones that they're talking about.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

October 18, 2008
Scott Weinberg

Still one of the coolest cop flicks you'll ever see.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 12, 2002
Robert B. Frederick
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Producer Philip D'Antoni and screenwriter Ernest Tidyman have added enough fictional flesh to provide director William Friedkin and his overall topnotch cast with plenty of material, and they make the most of it.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 19, 2008
Rebecca Murray

| Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of three gritty, street-smart cop movies in 1971 that sent all other cop movies packing.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

November 19, 2001
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Friedkin's frantic and superlative Oscar-winning urban crimebuster caper for which all gritty wannabe cop dramas should be automatically measured in comparison...highly jolting and involving...

| Original Score: 5/5

May 29, 2003
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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A knockout police thriller with so much jarring excitement that it almost calls for comic-book expletives. POW! ZOWIE!

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 20, 2009
David Cornelius

The movie is one of the undisputed must-sees of guydom.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

February 9, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Hackman is dangerous, charismatic; the chase scene is timeless; a marvelous urban drama, not to be missed.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This film demonstrates how smart action movies can be, and points out how dumbed down most of them have gotten.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...tough, edgy, exciting, profane, and explosive, although its R rating seems a little extreme by today's standards.

| Original Score: 8/10

September 21, 2001
Jeremiah Kipp

It possesses an intensity and gritty urban squalor missing from crime thrillers nowadays.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 27, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fast-paced urban crime thriller that catches the authentic flavor of the NYC locations.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

November 30, 2004
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

A good film, but not as great as some remember it to be.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2005
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