Bullitt

Bullitt ★★★★

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This was great for its time and it still is to me. Its got great cinematography, a cold, intimating and somewhat complex main character, played excellently by Steve McQueen (actor not director), and some sharp editing. However the aspect that most surprised me is the procedural nature of its story. It focuses alot on minimal details and pseudo-realism which might bore some people and some scenes are a bit slow but the progression of the plot is still quite watchable and entertaining, thanks to some well-written dialogue. But the aspect you can't ignore talking about this film is the setpieces, the car chase is phenomenal and exceptionally edited and the the airport chase is extremely tense and well thought out. The look on McQueen's face after he shot the guy is genuinely chilling.
A film, I respect and admire deeply, and hope to rewatch soon.

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