Bullitt 1968

Critics score:
97 / 100

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Renata Adler, New York Times: A terrific movie, just right for Steve McQueen -- fast, well acted, written the way people talk. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: There isn't much here, and what there is is awfully easy. Read more

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: McQueen is great in Bullitt, and the movie is great, because director Peter Yates understands the McQueen image and works within it. He winds up with about the best action movie of recent years. Read more

Time Out: The action sequences are brilliant, done without trickery in real locations (including a great car chase which spawned a thousand imitations) to lend an extraordinary sense of immediacy to the shenanigans and gunfights. Read more

Variety: Good scripting and excellent direction by Peter Yates maintain deliberately low-key but mounting suspense. Read more