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Freebie and the Bean Reviews

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Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film
July 25, 2009
The best darn movie of the seventies you've never seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
February 7, 2006
Caan and Arkin have great chemistry and the vehicle stunts are spectacular in this entertaining, very 1970s buddy-cop movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
Richard Luck
Film4
May 24, 2003
Rush's movie can be enjoyed as kitsch, but it plays better as an early stab at a Lethal Weapon-style movie, effortlessly combining violence and humour.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 17, 2013
Freebie (James Caan) is a cop whose corruption is supposed to be charming.

TV Guide
May 17, 2013
The humor is tasteless and racist, but the action scenes are fantastically choreographed and executed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
June 20, 2009
Back in 1974, this type of frenetic crud was considered to be popular entertainment.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
Richard Rush's tasteless film, from a spitball script by Robert Kaufman, utilized lots of stunt and action crews disturbing the peace all over San Francisco.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
On the whole, a film one can live without.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It has a cast of otherwise good actors doing bits of business (sometimes called acting) as if they thought they could upstage all of the movie's automobiles, which are seldom still.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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