Warner Bros. | Release Date: December 23, 1971
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timoneNov 9, 2018
This is going to be the first time reviewing a film starring the legendary Clint Eastwood. Why? Because Clint is a director and actor making his movies so memorable for the most part. In Dirty Harry, he plays a dirty inspector called HarryThis is going to be the first time reviewing a film starring the legendary Clint Eastwood. Why? Because Clint is a director and actor making his movies so memorable for the most part. In Dirty Harry, he plays a dirty inspector called Harry Callahan. He kills bad guys and criminals and he takes no prisoners and he never hesitates to kill all criminals. The mysterious killer in Dirty Harry is a killer called Scorpio who kills women if he doesn't his money for his ransom demands. This film is so iconic for most people and for me I looked up on it years ago, looking at some scenes and I remember one line that I could never forget which is said by Clint Eastwood is:

"I know what you're thinking: 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?"

He said it two times in the film. Now there are five films in the Dirty Harry franchise. If you want me to do some more, well, join me in the next one.
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amheretojudgeSep 17, 2018
aptly humane and sane..

Dirty Harry Dirty Harry is a character driven crime thriller about a madman who is on a killing spree and to stop him, an equally bold cop is hired to pull off this job. The feature may be of "cat and mouse" nature
aptly humane and sane..

Dirty Harry Dirty Harry is a character driven crime thriller about a madman who is on a killing spree and to stop him, an equally bold cop is hired to pull off this job. The feature may be of "cat and mouse" nature but its simple chess politics that it plays with all tricks in, is what makes it smarter and cunning than the usual cop cases. If it is brimmed with action then it is full of slick moves, if it has any chase or physical sequences it is performed with panache and if there are any morale conflicts or threats they are projected with gut wrenching execution that screams the glorifying cinematic experience that every fan aspires for. The background score is palpable enough to add the cynicism on each sequences, the cinematography is decent with sharp sound effects and fine editing but poor art designing. The way it simplifies the human necessities and emotional aspects by choking up the characters' nerves and narrowing its abilities is how it offer a three dimensional perspective to them which is purely cathartic to the eyes. Eastwood is lethal and also vulnerable and with a character range that he has offered he milks out the essential bits and foliates it through finesse on screen. The narration is appreciative and thoroughly gripping but with Siegel's brilliant execution it creates the anticipated impact on screen. The smarter ideologies of the crimes are written with maturity and depicts the entire subjective procedure to the viewers to elaborate the bar and the magnitude of the stakes and emotions that the characters are going through it. Thoroughly competent action and chase sequences, gripping and layered screenplay that enfolds with appealing characters and revealing concepts are the high points of the feature. Dirty Harry is undeniably dirty but it is aptly humane and sane whose buoyant natured script is the real gem that keeps giving it back.
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NicolasFrancoAug 6, 2018
This movie is so very awesome, because him was the begining of all the movies about police investigation. After this movie, so much movies copied the story about a police officer ivastigating a seriall killer.
The script it's well built, the
This movie is so very awesome, because him was the begining of all the movies about police investigation. After this movie, so much movies copied the story about a police officer ivastigating a seriall killer.
The script it's well built, the actuation of Clint Eastwood it's impeccable.
If you not watch this movie, watch right now, because it's one of the best action movies and police investigation of all time.
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MoviezNPMar 10, 2019
Ahh, the 70s. They gave us some of the best action films. Can we get some similar stuff today? .
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Good : The character of Dirty Harry. Some early dialogues and scenes give a very clear introduction to the iconic character portrayed by the
Ahh, the 70s. They gave us some of the best action films. Can we get some similar stuff today? .
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Good : The character of Dirty Harry. Some early dialogues and scenes give a very clear introduction to the iconic character portrayed by the great Clint Eastwood. His lines are just awesome. And the way he delivers them is fantastic. Not just this, his characterization is very firm and strong. We can fully get behind his way of working and going against the law to do something right. One more thing, Harry is a badass character, and is full of testosterone. But he isn't a super-powerful and literally invulnerable guy. As a matter of fact, he feels humane and believable. He has weaknesses and the clear belief that his methods are good. The villain in this movie is also good. He gives a very good support to the character of Harry Callahan, being a sadistic and crazy a$$hole at the same time. He gets under our nerves very quickly. The actor has done a fine job in (perhaps) his only film role. Speaking of the story, it's not about who did it sort of a mystery thriller, but rather a "chase". It's all about how Harry gets "unstable" little by little because of the doings of Scorpio. It gets more and more serious as it proceeds. The final showdown between Harry and Scorpio is worth the build up of the story. The conclusion is really satisfying. There are entertaining action scenes. There are disturbing and dark moments. Eastwood gives some badass moments and quotable lines. And the way Eastwood delivers the the same quote in the first act and in the third act is quite great. There are also a lot of scenes where he messes up with authorities and even says "the law is crazy". None of them feel forced or so. In short it is a representative of a great 70s Hollywood crime action film. Nothing holds the film down. .
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Conclusion : One of the best 70s Hollywood movie. It has all the excitement that an action film needs and all the right elements of a cop drama/crime movie. It will not disappoint at any level whatsoever. Completely recommended for old film lovers and to the genre fans. .
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Score : 10/10
Grade : A+
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LoletinAlexisSep 13, 2018
The first film about Inspector Harry Callahan, a police odyssey essential for the film industry.
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OnaskOct 6, 2018
La primera y mejor película basada en la saga de Harry Callahan, un detective de homicidios de la policía de San Francisco que se enfrenta a los peores casos posibles. Establece los estándares del cine policíaco del siglo XX y XXI ya aLa primera y mejor película basada en la saga de Harry Callahan, un detective de homicidios de la policía de San Francisco que se enfrenta a los peores casos posibles. Establece los estándares del cine policíaco del siglo XX y XXI ya a principios de los años 70, con escenas míticas parte de la cultura popular de varias generaciones. Altamente recomendada. Expand
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TyranianApr 7, 2019
A pretty good cop film, Eastwood is very good and story is solid though the film has dated a bit.
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imthenoobNov 16, 2019
Aside from the movie dragging just a bit halfway through, Dirty Harry more than lives up even decades after it's original release. Eastwood in his prime is just untouchable.
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3ebfan511May 28, 2019
This is a modern film noir classic, set in San Francisco in the 1970's. The debut of the iconic character from Clint Eastwood, but even better, I loved the plot and feeling of the film as it was pretty much about the "Zodiac" Killer, and wasThis is a modern film noir classic, set in San Francisco in the 1970's. The debut of the iconic character from Clint Eastwood, but even better, I loved the plot and feeling of the film as it was pretty much about the "Zodiac" Killer, and was made while that case was still fresh in the public consciousness a few years after it happened. It felt much like another film I liked, "Zodiac" and is almost a companion piece to that, as that one is more investigative, and this one is more atmospheric, has more action, and of course the 70's milieu. So if you like action films, you will probably like it, and if you like thrillers, mysteries, and similar genres, you would probably like it as well. And the character Clint Eastwood creates is always interesting on screen. Surprisingly it was way better than I thought it would be, and ends up as one of my favorite movies from the 70's. Expand
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alejandro970Apr 28, 2019
¿Do you feel lucky, bum? An essential of 70s about an antisocial, ruthless detective of San Francisco who is the sum of all prejudices and his efforts for bring down a murder. No wonder why Gorillaz dedicated him a song.
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dk150968Mar 25, 2019
A classic, Clint at his best. Seen this movie many times and it never gets boring. Harry and his 44 cleaning the streets of filth...
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CameJul 17, 2019
Easily the best film in the franchise with terrific performances, action scenes & story. It's probably one of the best tough guy cop & cop films in general.
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