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The French Connection Reviews

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January 26, 2006
An urban crime thriller which won undeserved acclaim for its efficient but unremarkable elevated-railway chase and its clumsy, showy emphasis on grainy, sordid realism.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2015
Classic cop film with frequent profanity, violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2011
Four decades after its initial release, William Friedkin's Oscar-sweeper The French Connection remains an electrifying achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 23, 2004
The French Connection is as amoral as its hero, as violent, as obsessed and as frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 24, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2008
When people talk about the Golden Age of movies in the 1970s, this is one of the ones that they're talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 8, 2015
Gangbusters adjusted to the new decade's grungy ambiguity
August 12, 2002
Still one of the coolest cop flicks you'll ever see.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 7, 2010
A true Hollywood classic.
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.
February 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2001
One of three gritty, street-smart cop movies in 1971 that sent all other cop movies packing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2003
Friedkin's frantic and superlative Oscar-winning urban crimebuster caper for which all gritty wannabe cop dramas should be automatically measured in comparison...highly jolting and involving...
| Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2009
A knockout police thriller with so much jarring excitement that it almost calls for comic-book expletives. POW! ZOWIE!
February 9, 2005
The movie is one of the undisputed must-sees of guydom.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2002
Hackman is dangerous, charismatic; the chase scene is timeless; a marvelous urban drama, not to be missed.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This film demonstrates how smart action movies can be, and points out how dumbed down most of them have gotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 21, 2001
...tough, edgy, exciting, profane, and explosive, although its R rating seems a little extreme by today's standards.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
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