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October 9, 1971
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This movie has GREAT directing, it"s gritty, it has suspense, great cinematography, and great performances from the entire cast, especially from Gene Hackman. It also has the best chase sequence that I have ever seen in my life. It might just be the most realistic movie I have ever seen. But aside from that, there isn't a single moment of character development, depth or human emotion. This is a cinematic landmark for the positive things that I mentioned above, and for the fact that it revolutionized an entire genre: Buddy Cop Drama. I cautiously recommend this movie. An 8/10 for me.
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so good that gta 4 put it in the game .
Great film, I can't think of an ending quite like this. Every cliche looks like it's going to be played out, until it isn't. Just awesome.
Damn good film. The chase scene is amazing.
on Jun 6
Great directing, great acting and there are some great moments like the excellent chase scene. Unfortunately, the story is weak and I had no emotional connection or interest in the characters. Even New York is depicted in a way that it has more character than the actual characters that take centre stage!