Rafael "Parker!!" Jovine’s review published on Letterboxd:
So after hearing about it and be aware of the now iconic chase scene, I finally found my way around the movie that certainly took its lead, Steve McQueen, to full legend status.... but is it the movie itself that good? I think the answer to that question really depends on your own personal taste.
Walking the thin line between "Point Blank" in pace, "Get Carter" and British thriller style as it shares many themes with films such as "The French Connection", all these references aren't that much comparisons but actually clear examples of where the feature goes and really is, to the point that while its not a rip off, it does looks like a close sibling to these pictures. With that being said, that's not to say they aren't fun to be have, cause it does. The chase scene, especially when the camera is put on POV, I actually felt the vertigo and adrenaline rush, as if I was in the car driving myself.
Another great aspect of the feature is the score, which shouldn't come as a surprise as Lalo Schifrin's music is amazing, from his movies to his iconic themes such as Mission Impossible, Enter The Dragon or Dirty Harry. Its sexy, sassy and it adds such a unique style to the movie.
All in all, infused with great music, interesting performances and awesome action sequences that almost feels like a white version of a Blaxploitation (or a Britxploitation) film. Sadly the pacing makes everything feel very restrained and often unexciting.