The French Connection
Action • R • 1971 • 1 hr 44 min
Extremely well made and tense. Every year that passes, this feels less and less vital and over praised, but it is still a classic
The cinematography is amazing as the camera seemingly captures drug detectives (and crims) at work. Starring the streets of NYC in the 70s.
Tension from the very get go. Just a masterpiece.
I don’t remember much other than the car chase. But what a car chase.
Watch it for the brilliant car-chasing-a-train scene, enjoy it for a well-made crime story.
Great chase scene and interesting ending, but a lack of stakes and sympathetic characters affect it’s watchability.
To think that Hackman was an action hero... and a good one.
One of my Dads favorite movies. Watched it with him when I was a kid but other than Gene Hackman’s acting and the car chase it’s a bit fuzzy
Fantastic, solidly paced and excellently acted. Gene Hackman’s cop is a POS but it’s easy to look past when he’s so cool
I came for the crazy chase scene, I was surprised by how good the rest of the story was, even if it's a product of its time.
Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.