All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Detective Harry Callahan. He doesn't break murder cases. He smashes them.
When a madman dubbed the "Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.
The Outlaw Josey Wales takes out the trash on the streets of San Francisco armed with his .44 Magnum in Don Siegel's quintessential man's man fuck you political correctness action flick that introduced the world to one of the coolest badass motherfuckin' characters in the history of cinema Dirty Harry Callahan. Rooftop swimming pool. Shell casing. Scorpio manifesto. Mayor John Vernon. The usual. 211. Sudden Magnum Impact Force. The infamous question. Fuck haircuts. Fuck partners. Fuck highbrows. Fuck them all! Horoscope classifieds. Psycho smile. Blue Thunder's cousin. Tits at the window. Hot Mary? Useful partner? Jumper. Clint's hair. Chico's glasses. High-tech binoculars. Peeping Harry. Loose tooth. Payphone. Wild goose chase. Make out mountain. Alice. Statue stillness. Ski mask. Chico's timing.…
Well, this is surely the most confounding Terrance Malick film. Oh wait, that script was never produced.
What was produced turned out to be one of the most iconic films of the 70’s, and one that ushered in a new style of gritty detective drama. The Man With No Name is transported through time, and now works on the San Francisco police force. As the gun-slinger era drew to a close, Clint and his director friend Don Segal crafted “Dirty” Harry Callahan as the face of the modern day moral gunslinger; one who lives and acts by his own rules. The cherry on top in the form of the equally iconic pair of questions “Do I feel Lucky? Well, do…
It is so nice to re-watch a film you have known for your entire life and find that it really is as good as you remembered.
I'm not sure why I don't grab a Clint film automatically for my Friday Night Action/Thriller selection. Clint is the man. That sounds so 80s but he is The Man. He's always the same reliably rogue character with fantastic zingers when it counts. I was surprised to find that in Dirty Harry none of those were delivered in that way modern movies tend to include "The Zinger That May Go Viral". His were all understated and à propos. Nothing cute and catchy for its own sake. So refreshing.
What is particularly interesting about this…
If there is one film that I'm most afraid for it falling into the hands of the Hollywood remake machine, it's this one.
It would not make my day if that would happen.
I know what you're thinking. Didn't he review this already?
Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I didn't really lose track myself. No, I just decided to watch one of my absolute favourites again and I might as well just run through the whole series while I'm at it.
I reckon this is probably about my 63rd viewing of Dirty Harry and as I've mentioned before I probably first saw it, albeit in a heavily edited version, when I was 8. Each time I watch this film I think I watch it in a very different light. I think if you watch a favourite film enough you can start to see things that probably…
Movies set in San Francisco have always appealed to me. From Bullitt to Copycat, Vertigo to Zodiac, they all have a backdrop of that beautiful city to enhance their story. Dirty Harry also uses Frisco and the real-life Zodiac Killer as it's inspiration for a film that collared controversy for its violence and no-nonsense protagonist. Don Siegel would give Clint Eastwood one of his most enduring characters and also one of the most quotable. Full of action, full of testosterone, Dirty Harry was Hollywood's answer to the urban crime wave that was sweeping Americas cities. Right-wing in its politics, Dirty Harry Callaghan became the anti-hero of American crime films over the space of four sequels. Technically brilliant, it has aged slightly over the years as a slew of copycat films upped the ante on the violence front, but this remains an iconic film with a cynical edge.
It's hard not to get swept up by this movie. It's easy to like. It's also super hard right wing propaganda. In this film, hippies are the real villains, and it's okay to just shoot 'em. This movie would pair well with Reefer Madness. Did John Milius write that as well?
P.S. Technically great. Wonderful score.
Awesome. You gotta ask yourself a question!
Loved this, totally badass. So many memorable moments and quips.
Certainly the kind of movie that could not be released these days.
Clint Eastwood is the man.
3 out of 5 (B-)
Fantastic police procedural also works as a character study about a brooding psychopath, and I don't mean the Scorpio character. Eastwood is as good as he's ever been as a cop who just looks out for the victim, if only those damn laws and ethics didn't always get in the way. Masterful directing, perfect editing, and a catchy score still take a backseat to Andy Robinson's performance as Scorpio, the most chilling villain, maybe ever.
Em 1971 já existia burocracia e já existia policial que não queria estudar leis.
Incrível como é atual em todos os sentidos.
A bad ass crime story starring Clint Eastwood as a bad ass cop who doesn't think twice about shooting a criminal when nothing else helps.
The movie is dirty, ugly and just incredibly entertaining. One of Clint Eastwood's most iconic roles ever as Harry Callahan is just great. Eastwood nails this cold asshole perfectly.
I feel lucky that I finally saw this classic.
There are numerous good reasons to see 'Dirty Harry' as one of the most important films of all time. In barely over an hour and a half, Don Siegel's legendary film didn't just make icons of Clint Eastwood and "Dirty" Harry Callahan; It also set the formula for modern American action films, spawned a remarkably consistent five-film franchise and inspired countless imitators, homages and parodies.
The world just wasn't the same after 'Dirty Harry', but the (sudden) impact wouldn't have been anything like as large if the film had not been so brilliantly made. Crucially, the film is strikingly economical. Each scene sets up the next in a way which keeps the tension mounting, and the script almost always favours…
Dirty Harry is some crazy shit.
Intense, riveting, and very well directed.
Gotta love Eastwood.
One of my favorites.
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
pick any 5 from this list at random and you have a great squad..... the possibilities are endless