Monday, September 6, 2010

The French Connection (1971): review- 9/10

"That stuff is in that car"

Two narcotics police persue a French based drug gang in New York and Washington.

The film provides provides a magnificent tour of the seamier neighbourhoods of New York, in beautiful fleeting images.

There are fine performances from Hackman as the downbeaten cop and from those he encounters: the scenes are often shot through with a certain Chandleresque wit.

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