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Dirty Harry Reviews

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April 16, 2011
A significant film ideologically, this right-wing revenge crimer catapulted Clint Eastwood to major stardom and launched a whole cycle of films about taking the law into your hands.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 3, 2010
"Dirty Harry" is still one of the most enjoyable films you could hope to sit down with for a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 14, 2010
'70s rebel-cop classic is way too edgy for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
Don Siegel's action thriller hasn't aged a single day since its release...
June 20, 2010
An iconic performance by Clint Eastwood creates a cinematic immortal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2009
Siegel makes excellent use of San Francisco locations, even if Harry makes a few implausible leaps across town from time to time. The Kezar Stadium showdown in particular is a keeper.
June 19, 2009
The straw-man arguments made here skew towards caveman us-versus-them idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 1, 2009
Don Siegel's Dirty Harry is an apt example of a film with a vision that few people perceive beyond its violent, flamboyant surfaces. If director Siegel might be a bit uncomfortable with a close reading of his movie, he also might be pleased that the...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
October 26, 2008
... as Inspector Harry Callahan, known to the squad as Dirty Harry, Eastwood turned his frontier persona into an urban cowboy on the mean streets of our urban world.
August 24, 2008
If you don't buy this sociological stuff and consider Dirty Harry to be little more than an above average B-picture, it's impossible to deny it is a superb action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2008
...a taut, well-paced cop thriller with two solid adversaries in conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
March 1, 2007
Clint Eastwood, in the title role, is a superhero whose antics become almost satire. Strip away the philosophical garbage and all that's left is a well-made but shallow running-and-jumping meller.
March 1, 2007
A fascist film, or a film about a fascist cop? Either way, this is suspenseful, energetic stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2007
A crisp, beautifully paced film, full of Siegel's wonderful coups of cutting and framing.
December 28, 2006
The Eastwood-Siegel combo packs more of a punch every year.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 4, 2006
No less than Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, it offers a fabulous, multifarious political metaphor. (And, as with Body Snatchers, Siegel's own liberal interpretation was trumped by a more forceful hard-right reading.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Seminal law-and-order cinema.
September 21, 2005
An all-time great that keeps getting better with age. Andrew Robinson's Scorpio gets my vote for the most loathsome movie villain ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
April 8, 2005
The man with no name gets a nickname and a badge.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2004
Clint Eastwood got the role of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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