Sudden Impact Reviews

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September 8, 2020
Though it's been seven years since the previous entry, the character hasn't changed all that much, save for a few extra wrinkles and grayer hair.
August 30, 2016
'80s cop-drama sequel has rape, murder, revenge.
December 11, 2013
Considering that Sudden Impact delivers one of the most memorable lines in movie history, it's surprising how forgettable the rest of it is.
August 20, 2012
At times like a traffic jam of different stories and characters crossing paths back and forth for almost two hours, and there isn't too much tension to go with it.
May 21, 2010
...stretches the believability factor to the limit, with a story that is all over the map.
April 2, 2010
A study of the Dirty Harry macho drive, worked out lucidly by the filmmaker and his avenging muse
June 18, 2009
The film lags whenever Eastwood isn't on screen, but even his dryly humorous patter can't offset the very sour, mean tone of the rest of the film.
April 30, 2009
It is viewed by many aficionados as the best of the five movies about the hard-nosed, authority-defying San Francisco cop.
March 26, 2009
This is the first entry in the series to have been directed by Eastwood himself, and action is put over with great force, if also with some obviousness.
March 15, 2008
Sadly, Clint was still sleeping with Sandra Locke and giving her work! The worse of the "Dirty Harry" films...didn't "make my day"
February 12, 2008
September 2, 2007
January 12, 2007
June 24, 2006
Eastwood the star needed a hit to bolster his flagging ratings; now that he's got it, maybe Harry will be put out to stud, with his Magnum.
December 8, 2005
Harry starts to parody himself with this one.
December 6, 2005
Boy did Ronald Reagan love this movie!
October 9, 2005
Not as strong as the first three Dirty Harry movies, but this fourth one has enough classic Harry Callahan moments to make it a worthy addition to the series.
June 14, 2005
October 30, 2004
Dirty Harry draws again. Vintage Clint.
October 23, 2004
To all those cowboy movies we saw in our youth, all those TV Westerns and cop dramas and war movies, Dirty Harry has brought a great simplification: A big man, a big gun, a bad guy and instant justice.
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