Magnum Force ★★★

Excellent follow-up to Dirty Harry has a strong cast and an interesting story that measures up thematically to the original. Holbrook is memorable as Harry's bureaucratic and eventual criminal nemesis. Ted Post's direction is pretty solid with good use of the San Fransisco locations. The story by Milius and Cimmino adds some layers to the Harry character that keeps him compelling. Its a shame the next sequel lacks so much of what this one has.