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The French Connection(1971)

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  • The French Connection

    • Goetan
    • 7/15/14

    An exciting, gritty and entertaining Best Picture winner with one of cinema's most memorable car chases. Two cops are on the trail of a French drug kingpin making a deal in New York City. Hackman won his first Oscar as the unlikable 'Popeye' Doyle, Rey's importer by contrast in more refined and Scheider was nominated as Hackman's partner. In addition to Best Picture and Best Actor, the film won Best Director for Friedkin, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. Patiently-directed, filmed in documentary-style to add realism and well-acted. I give it a 5/5.

  • Way, Way Overrated

    • Robert
    • 10/20/13

    The storyline is apparently about a big drug deal with a 'French Connection' but the only thing of real interest in this movie is the film footage shot in early 1970s New York City. Mediocre plot and acting at best.

  • Margery: Waste of Time

    • Margery
    • 2/8/10

    I think Gene Hackman one of the finest actors to ever draw breath BUT the movie "The French Connection" stinks! It is little better than a television police show. I watched it all the way through (for the first time) last week and now I know why I didn't go see it when it came out! The characters, including Popeye Doyle, are superficial. I usually "get it" but I didn't with this movie!

  • The French Connection (1971)

    • Jay Higgins
    • 10/5/09

    One of my lesser favorites of the best picture winners for the Academy Awards. For me, it doesn't stand out that much from any other crime thriller.It's above average, but not earth shatteringly exciting. It is superbly edited. I have no idea how this beat The Last Picture show....

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