This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The title score by Basil Poledouris and the fact that Sean Connery kills a man named Putin justifies the existence of this occassionally goofy film.
A cast quite full of stars suffers from somewhat dryish Alec Baldwin on the front. The higher political Cold War diplomacy context is quite unnecessary when you have a solid and thrilling submarine chase that is written and shot in impressive manner.
John Landis recreates a terrific eerie atmosphere in the dark moors of Wales and moves it down to London without losing the film's credibility. I was afraid that the werewolf would turn out to be clumsy and plastic but fortunately this was not the case largely thanks to the special effects.
Essentially the ending is great. No prolonged outro'ing or other nonsense. Clean cut and off to a couple of beers. That a boy, John!
Clint Eastwood's portrayal of an iconic mean cop character Harry Callahan is unarguably among the kings of action both as a character and a film. Forget about oiled and testosterone filled 1980s macho heroes because what else do you possibly need than a fitting suit and Magnum 44. Don Siegel's Dirty Harry is no Rambo but comes with a strong punch to guts.
Today it's odd to think that Frank Sinatra was envisaged as Dirty Harry before Clint Eastwood was…