Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
Blonde Ambition (1981)
The Devil in Miss Jones (1972)
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A man's got to know his limitations.
"Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop them.
Clint Eastwood's second outing as Detective Harry Callahan, for me at least, is better than his debut. Ted Post took over directing duties from Don Siegel, but his film had much of the same tone as the 1971 original. The plot is a simple one however, someone is executing major mobsters and criminals in the city leading to conspiracy theories and fears of a mob war. Eastwood's Harry is still the maverick with his superiors but has a hunch as to the perpetrators of the killings. Hal Holbrook has a pivotal role in proceedings as Harry's Lieutenant with an agenda, and the likes of David Soul, Tim Matheson, and Robert Urich all get the chance to shine behind those mirrored…
It looks as though Harry Callahan is doomed never to be able to finish his junk food.
In Dirty Harry, he only gets one bite of his hot dog before it all goes off at a bank nearby. Aww shit. In Magnum Force he gets a few more bites down of a pretty nice looking burger before he involves himself in trying to prevent the hijacking of a plane, but he still doesn't manage the whole thing. At least these events cut some calories out of his diet.
Magnum Force is a hard film to approach in some ways and I think perhaps even more than Dirty Harry it needs to be rewatched. You can very easily come into Magnum…
A hand holding a gun.
A huge gun.
Against a red backdrop.
The theme music by Lalo Schifrin pounds out of the speakers, building to a crescendo.
Slowly, the hand pulls back and cocks the gun.
The huge gun.
It points toward the screen and a gravelly voice tells you simply what you're looking at and what you can expect from it.
Then it fires.......
Eastwood follows one of the greatest cop movies with another of the greatest cop movies about cops.
And the only thing that can stop them is a cop who is badder than any other.
Do you feel lucky?
I think, considering that Dirty Harry is one of my favourite films of all time, that I should probably take some kind of offence to Magnum Force. It's not even because it's not nearly as good, but more to do with the fact that it takes the character of Harry Callahan to places that I did not want to see him go to in this film's predecessor.
Dirty Harry got Callahan perfect - it's one of the reasons the film is so good. All we see is Callahan the cop. We don't see his home life, we don't know anything about him outside of his profession, and we don't want to know anything about them. So they had a major…
"A man's got to know his limitations."- Harry Callahan
The sequel to Don Siegel's 1971 classic Dirty Harry is really good as far as sequels go. It doesn't simply try to rehash the original, it actually has ideas of its own. The villians in this one were pretty cool as they are basically more extreme versions of Harry himself. The music is great, the action is terrific, and I really enjoyed the story. Clint Eastwood is once again an absolute badass as Dirty Harry. My main complaint with this one is that is runs a bit long. It's more than 20 minutes longer than the original and it really doesn't need to be. The finale is awesome though and overall Magnum Force is a damn good sequel. 7.5/10
An interesting Dirty Harry film.
Good follow up to the first film. The tone is very similar-score is still great.
The plane sequence is cool.
Eastwood is great again in his role.
Holbrook is a great addition. I like the chemistry between him and Eastwood.
The plot is what makes this film so interesting. Vigilante cops are killing known criminals that have slipped through the justice system for a variety of reasons. Eastwood is brought in to investigate when it's not known whose behind the killings-he pieces things together and when confronted by the killers he says a line that made me rethink what I thought about the character of Dirty Harry in the first film. 'I think you've misjudged…
Scénario de Michael Cimino et du dude d'Apocalypse Now/Conan... Et ben...
Enjoyable follow-up but not nearly as great as Dirty Harry. The plot is kind of a hackneyed attempt to re-situate and soften Callahan's vigilante rep, but there's not a single bad composition from Ted Post (most of them are brilliant, incl. an overhead shot that Tarantino's ripped off ad nauseam.) I love the hell out of the movie's gun fetish (suck it, hippies), even if I could do without the (albeit campy) strand of homophobia.
A great badass sequel to one of my favorite movies. I love it.
Klasika ir jāciena. Īstvuds ir jāgodā.Jo seja viņam kā klints.Tikai košļene to atdzīvina.
Labi savērpts sižets.
Clint rocks as dirty harry, and although nowhere near as good as the first one, this is solid 70's hard edged cop stuff.
someone is shooting bad guys while dressed as a motorcycle cop, harry investigates, could it actually be a group of motorcycle cops that are lurking in the background of several shots for no apparent reason?
its all fairly obvious and some of the scenes really haven't aged well, Clints neighbour seducing him is hilarious, but its never boring.
In which Clint Eastwood karate chops a man to death.
It's a worthy sequel even if it is incredibly formulaic. Eastwood's performance is effective, and the plot has some good twists to it. It has some great moments of subtlety and plays fairly well as a mystery film.
An enthralling thriller, and a welcome entry into the Dirty Harry series. Eastwood knows his limitations and, as a result, never becomes totally ridiculous. Whether he's dropping one liners, shooting his cannon of a revolver, or mysteriously seducing women with no effort whatsoever Clint just plays it cool. Unfortunately after the first two films the series goes downhill a bit, but it doesn't do it quickly. That said, the movie remains entertaining and a good part of Eastwood's action era.
Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
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