The French Connection Reviews

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February 22, 2015
Its trigger-fast, explosive scenes and high-tension chase sequences (the one in "Bullitt" pales by comparison) will have you literally gasping for breath.
February 19, 2013
To watch The French Connection now is to experience the shock of the old: a lost world of the city, and a lost style of film-making.
January 18, 2013
There is only one problem with the excitement generated by this film. After it is over, you will walk out of the theater and, as I did, curse the tedium of your own life. I kept looking for someone who I could throw up against a wall.
July 7, 2010
It's hard to imagine it now, but there are only two types of cop movie: pre and post-The French Connection. That's how big it is.
February 20, 2009
A knockout police thriller with so much jarring excitement that it almost calls for comic-book expletives. POW! ZOWIE!
February 19, 2008
Producer Philip D'Antoni and screenwriter Ernest Tidyman have added enough fictional flesh to provide director William Friedkin and his overall topnotch cast with plenty of material, and they make the most of it.
September 8, 2015
Gangbusters adjusted to the new decade's grungy ambiguity
March 11, 2015
Classic cop film with frequent profanity, violence.
July 12, 2012
...a classic bit of '70s filmmaking.
February 13, 2012
Hard as nail crime saga with a blistering central performance.
September 11, 2011
Four decades after its initial release, William Friedkin's Oscar-sweeper The French Connection remains an electrifying achievement.
July 7, 2010
A true Hollywood classic.
February 14, 2010
Exciting cinema that's not to be missed by those in search of a fast-paced, well-crafted thriller.
December 15, 2009
well-acted, well-written and brilliantly directed film that could be recommended even to those viewers with little interest in history of cinema
June 7, 2009
Though it seems slower now, there's still steady movement. Doyle is like a nervous tiger on the prowl, one big itch looking for something to scratch, and Hackman delivers one of the best performances of his career.
March 14, 2009
Grounded in a gritty reality - and shot as such - it's still an action classic today that offers adrenaline-fueled pacing without insulting one's intelligence.
March 6, 2009
The movie itself is unassailably great, featuring Roy Scheider and Gene Hackman in two of their most famous roles.
March 4, 2009
February 22, 2009
With its deathless car chase, Friedkin's film became an instant American classic... [Blu-ray]
February 20, 2009
As you would expect when a Blu-ray release can't fit all the extras on a single disc, there are lots of special features here.
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