Bullitt Reviews

October 17, 2018
It is simply one of the most exciting and intelligent action films in years, probably the best good-cop film we can expect to encounter.
Top Critic
March 1, 2007
Good scripting and excellent direction by Peter Yates maintain deliberately low-key but mounting suspense.
March 1, 2007
There isn't much here, and what there is is awfully easy.
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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
A terrific movie, just right for Steve McQueen -- fast, well acted, written the way people talk.
April 17, 2001
If more attention had been paid to plot and characterisation, this would have been a great rather than a good movie. Even so, it stands as a cinematic landmark.