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The French Connection (1971) Movie Information

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The French Connection (1971)
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Overall Rank:

365

Avg. Rating:

3.11/4

# of Ratings:

285

Genres:

Action, Crime

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/09/1971

Director:

William Friedkin

Actors:

Gene Hackman
Fernando Rey
Tony Lo Bianco
Bill Hickman
Roy Scheider
Sonny Grosso

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

During a drug smuggle with a French Connection, the NYC narcotics police division engulf themselves further with breaking up the smuggling process.

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Gabe 08/12/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Probably not the Best Picture of 1971, although it was a fairly week field, I would have preferred A Clockwork Orange. But, it's a fine film. I think it's a little overrated, but it's entertaining.

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Indyfreak 01/23/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

One of the most overrated films I've ever seen. This is the pre-eminent cop thriller in all of Hollywood history? What for? And don't bring up that car chase either! That chase is the only reason I give it any stars at all. It's certainly well made and exciting and all that jazz. Strangely it felt so out of place compared to the rest of the movie which is this grainy and dirty cop flick. It's as cheap as it looks and expects audiences to forgive its slow pace and unlikeable characters if we toss in a car chase in the mid section. Now way in hell did this deserve Best Picture.

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Matthew Brady 08/18/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Didn't really like it to be honest.

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  Yojimbo
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02/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The French Connection" by Yojimbo

Tough New York street detective "Popeye" Doyle stumbles on a ring of drug runners planning to import heroin from France. William "The Exocrist" Friedkin uncompromisingly directs one of the great hard-boiled cop dramas of the 70s in what can be seen as the grandaddy of popular TV series The Wire. Hackman shines as the flawed cop with a two fisted approach to investigation who is constantly wrong footed and outsmarted by his wily opponent. The gritty, documentary approach has a visceral realism, and makes for some of the most memorable action sequences of the era, especially the A-train car chase in which Doyle virtually destroys his commandeered automobile. Incredibly tautly directed and breathlessly paced, there is no room for soapy personal relationships or love interests, just a single ...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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08/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The French Connection review

In a New York setting, detectives James "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo (Roy Scheider) try to investigate a drug shipment. So many characters involved and insufficient time for character development. You hardly know the story of Doyle and Russo, not even a history of the criminals Tony Lo Bianco as Salvatore 'Sal' Boca, Marcel Bozzuffi as Pierre Nicoli, Hit Man and Frédéric de Pasquale as Henri Devereaux. One of the conspicuous qualms I have aside from the lack of character build-up were the length of the scenes that are not interlinked with the story (long chases/walks, a few arrests, etc.) and likeability of the leads. Yes Popeye is a good cop, yet he sleeps with a chick and makes errors that would make his search unbelievable since there is no concrete eviden...

Rating of
2/4 

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  Ichabod Crane
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11/04/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great Police thriller

An exciting police thriller that I enjoyed every second of and continue to enjoy it every time that I watch it. The film is great; the true story it follows is incredibly interesting. I liked the way the story followed through the police procedure, very realistically and in an incredibly interesting way. The famous car chase scene is famous for a reason it looks great and is incredibly satisfying in the end. The whole story is satisfying, I thought the whole film was great.

Oscar Win Best Actor Gene Hackman 5/5- Hackman is perfectas Popeye Doyle. His scenes where he takes down the criminals through talking and handling is perfectly done. The other scenes important are his obsessions of catching the criminal. His obsessions are well shown in the scenes and his last scene his is in perf...

Rating of
4/4 

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