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Bullitt Reviews

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March 1, 2007
Good scripting and excellent direction by Peter Yates maintain deliberately low-key but mounting suspense.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
There isn't much here, and what there is is awfully easy.
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Time Out
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.
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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Renata Adler
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A terrific movie, just right for Steve McQueen -- fast, well acted, written the way people talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5