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Bullitt Reviews

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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
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.
May 5, 2008
Surprisingly austere and very much of its time, Bullitt is a lot less fun and a lot more impressive than you might expect.
Top Critic
March 1, 2007
Good scripting and excellent direction by Peter Yates maintain deliberately low-key but mounting suspense.
March 1, 2007
Expert chase film, breathless and modern, that sent McQueen to the top of the box office heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2007
There isn't much here, and what there is is awfully easy.
February 7, 2007
Apart from the classic chase scene, there many other pleasures to be had in this stylish policier, one that changed considerably the entire vocabulary of Hollywood's action-thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The action sequences are brilliant, done without trickery in real locations (including a great car chase which spawned a thousand imitations) to lend an extraordinary sense of immediacy to the shenanigans and gunfights.
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
August 29, 2005
A not-very-good movie redeemed by a car chase for the ages.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2005
Stlick, stylish and ineffably cool, this was perhaps McQueen's defining role. Also mention goes to the uncreditied star of the film; San Francisco.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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
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
February 26, 2004
It's more than just that great car chase. The whole film is gritty, down-to-earth and enjoyable.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2004
Steve McQueen is nevertheless very impressive in his role.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 14, 2003
Classic McQueen. He's a badass and that car chase still holds up.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
A terrific movie, just right for Steve McQueen -- fast, well acted, written the way people talk.
March 10, 2003
One of the cinema's very best car-chase sequences -- set amid the hilly, windy San Francisco streets -- caps this quintessential Steve McQueen policier.
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