Bullitt

Bullitt ★★★

An almost unendurably uninteresting and predictable gritty 60's cop thriller with a cool star performance from Steve McQueen and of course...
...that chase scene.

I'm pretty sure the only reason this film is still discovered by modern cinema-goers these days is because it's often listed as featuring the best car chase in movie history, and you're unlikely going to be disappointed in that department, but everything surrounded it is just a poorly paced & predictable, uneven and tonally flat good-cop thriller. Sure the performances are solid (Vaughn is a supporting-role standout.), and it's littered with remarkable scenes here and there, but the script is lingering, characters' motivations are muddled, the premise is questionable, the decisions characters make even more so, it's often illogical and the secondary characters could have used some development.

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