The first and still best Dirty Harry movie has Harry going after a sick son of a bitch sniper who is terrorizing San Francisco. After enough mind games and running around in circles Harry tracks down the creep but the villain doesn't stay in custody long cause of civil liberties. Is Harry right given the circumstances or isn't he? The movie gets those questions out there for the audience to ponder and ends powerfully.
See the full review, ""Harry! You broke the murderer's window when you caught him. Gotta let him go."".
The second go around with Harry puts the squinty eyed Clint up against a pack of cops using magnums to shoot untouchable crooks. More discussion about Harry and his stance on the killers mirroring his own feelings is sadly an afterthought and the movie does have a couple of bland points, but otherwise good.
See the full review, ""Harry, those new cops down the hall have been dying to meet you!"".
Dirty Harry's final appearance on the big screen has a lighter touch with humor and subject matter about the media glamorizing crime while Harry deals with his name on a "dead pool" of figures in the public eye who are predicted to die soon. Clint could have gone out far worse and the movie isn't that bad.
See the full review, ""Harry! You left a toy car on my desk! I thought you didn't like me!"".
A sleazy and dirty revenge movie about Harry following a rape survivor who is gunning down her attackers that cops out similar questions that Magnum Force should have asked in relation to crime and punishment that the movie should have handled or asked better. Harry has a different gun, a different setting and the movie just feels off and that slobbering mutt doesn't help either. At least it isn't boring and did give us a new catchphrase, thats something.
See the full review, ""Harry, get out of town and go make a Lifetime Channel revenge movie. Maybe get a smelly mutt too"".
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more