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Dirty Harry

R Released Jan 1, 1971 1h 43m Action Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama TRAILER for Dirty Harry: Trailer 1 List
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Cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) attempts to track down a psychopathic rooftop killer before a kidnapped girl dies. When he is found Harry abuses the murderer's civil rights putting him back on the streets. Once he is released he hijacks a school bus and Harry must go after him again. The only way to stop this vicious killer is in cold blood. Read More Read Less
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As tough and taciturn as its no-nonsense hero, Dirty Harry delivers a deceptively layered message without sacrificing an ounce of its solid action impact.

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Edward Porter Times (UK) Its star’s growling charisma demands to be enjoyed. Aug 22, 2022 Full Review Derek Malcolm Guardian Siegel shouldn't have had to shout so much to make himself heard, nor should Eastwood, otherwise excellent, be quite so determined to maintain a star's steely dignity. But a lot still manages to get through about violence and the loner's path. May 31, 2022 Full Review Alexander Walker London Evening Standard Dirty Harry is a film meant to wring the already well wrung and mangled conscience of the liberal. Which it succeeds in doing with engrossing efficiency. May 31, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …Dirty Harry was, and still is a powerful movie as a one-off…amidst the 70’s lens flare and urban machine-gun action, Harry is doing his best in a world gone mad, and that’s a tune that almost anyone can whistle, regardless of their politics... Rated: 5/5 May 19, 2024 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand In real life he would be up on charges, and justifiably so. In the movies he’s just the kind of cowboy these mean streets call for. Aug 19, 2023 Full Review Madeleine Harmsworth Sunday Mirror (UK) Excellent thriller of the tough cop variety. May 31, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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William Outstanding Clint Eastwood movie. Jump started his movie career in America! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/30/21 Full Review Connor S Perhaps the best casting for a hero/villain combination in cinematic history; simply marvelous from start to finish, with many insane bumps in between. God bless the victims of the real Scorpio. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/12/24 Full Review Jack G My favorite quote, “a man has got to know his limitations” Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Very decent film, I’ve become a big fan of Clint Eastwood recently and this was a good movie. My only issue is the movies scenes are sometimes dark as hell, and that makes it hard to make some things out. I did really like the bad guy, genuinely made me angry. Still the movie was kinda boring in a few places, 4 stars. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Benjamin H The to-the-point and exciting Dirty Harry is elevated by the presence of Clint Eastwood, however that doesn't stop the film from being somewhat predictable, occasionally over-the-top and rushed at the end. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review Jay H "A friend of mine was up about 20 floors with a jumper a few years ago. The jumper grabbed him, they went off, 20 floors down. Just mashed 'em all to bits. You couldn't tell which legs were which, you couldn't tell which arms were which, it was a terrible mess." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/27/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) attempts to track down a psychopathic rooftop killer before a kidnapped girl dies. When he is found Harry abuses the murderer's civil rights putting him back on the streets. Once he is released he hijacks a school bus and Harry must go after him again. The only way to stop this vicious killer is in cold blood.
Director
Don Siegel
Producer
Don Siegel
Screenwriter
Harry Julian Fink, Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Brothers, Malpaso Company
Rating
R
Genre
Action, Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 1, 1971, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 15, 2008
Runtime
1h 43m
Sound Mix
Mono
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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