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Freebie and the Bean Reviews

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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.
July 7, 2017
One of those obnoxious wisecracking buddy cop movies about dimwit cops that fails to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 17, 2013
Freebie (James Caan) is a cop whose corruption is supposed to be charming.
June 20, 2009
Back in 1974, this type of frenetic crud was considered to be popular entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
August 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
On the whole, a film one can live without.
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
July 25, 2009
The best darn movie of the seventies you've never seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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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