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Coogan's Bluff Reviews

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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The screenplay is so predictable in situation and so arch in its supposedly tough, blunt, wise talk that it turns into a joke told by someone with no sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Siegel knows what he wants and gets it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
Eastwood moves from country to city ... with predictably entertaining results.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 21, 2014
A satisfying police yarn with some really great, physically hefty location photography.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 13, 2009
The film is like a cousin to the Western genre, with Coogan keeping his trap shut and his emotions to himself, but Siegel, with his expert craftsmanship, brisk pacing and exciting action, gives us plenty of other stuff to concentrate on.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 11, 2006
A subtrama romântica é dispensável e J. Cobb é desperdiçado pelo filme. Ainda assim, Eastwood transforma o lacônico Coogan em um personagem interessante nesta sua primeira parceria com Siegel.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 24, 2008
A wry humored cop thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
December 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
New York cop thriller with a touch of the Westerna and a touch of the Eastwood...and all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Eastwood's performance as the flawed, headstrong superman has been terribly underrated, but he brings to the part of Coogan a sure knowledge of the man's obvious strengths and not so obvious failings.
Emanuel Levy
June 20, 2007
This urban Western, the first collaboration with Don Siegel, is a significant transitional film in Eastwood's career and screen image, situated between his 1960s Spaghetti Westerns and the Dirty Harry film series of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: B

May 24, 2003
It lacks the punch of Dirty Harry but still makes for reasonably exciting viewing.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Even Siegel's somehow off-centre treatment of New York hippiedom is intriguingly wry.
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March 26, 2009
Story is of the clash between sophisticated law enforcement and frontier-style simplistics, which is perhaps one of the major internal American problems.
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