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French Connection

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  French Connection Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.61 /10
 
Starring
Gene Hackman , Roy Scheider , Fernando Rey
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Directed by: William Friedkin
Written by: Ernest Tidyman from Robin Moore's book

 
 
 
Released: 1971
   
Genre: CRIME
THRILLER
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 104
 
 


 
Cop (Gene Hackman, pictured) tries to break a drugs ring.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Excellent thriller, convincingly acted (especially by Gene Hackman, pictured), with an authentically sleazy New York atmosphere. Owen Roizman's colour cinematography (rightly Oscar-nominated) is wonderfully grim. Even the chase - the one under the elevated railway - manages to be original, though it's been so often imitated that inevitably it lacks the impact which it had on release. The sequel, wittily entitled French Connection II, was a disappointment.


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