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  • 100
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    There is only one problem with the excitement generated by this film. After it is over, you will walk out of the theater and, as I did, curse the tedium of your own life. I kept looking for someone who I could throw up against a wall. [8 November 1971] show more

  • 90
    TV Guide

    This tough, brilliant crime film features Hackman as the indefatigable Popeye Doyle, who passionately hates drug pushers. show more

  • 90
    The New York Times

    The French Connection is a film of almost incredible suspense, and it includes, among a great many chilling delights, the most brilliantly executed chase sequence I have ever seen. [8 October 1971] show more

  • 90
    Variety

    Producer and screenwriter have added enough fictional flesh to provide director William Friedkin and his overall topnotch cast with plenty of material, and they make the most of it. show more

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  • French Connection II (1975)

  • Dirty Harry (1971)

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  • Superfly (1972)

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