Number of Times Seen – 2 (31 Mar 2001 and 13 Feb 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A police detective is charged with guarding a witness over the weekend, but when things go wrong, he needs to try and figure out what is really going on.
My Take on it – This is probably one of Steve McQueen most famous films and it gets more recognition for it;s chase sequence on the streets of San Francisco than it does for it’s clever plot.
The story itself is filled with lots of fun twists and turns which keeps the viewer constantly guessing as to what is really going on the whole time.
This helps keep things fresh and interesting as the story moves along at a great pace.
McQueen’s character is the best part of this film because he plays it so well.
His character is subtle in his ways when trying to get things done and his cool and calm demeanor the entire time helps us feel some kind of connection to him.
I really liked that we only learn things once the main character does because that adds to the suspense and fun of it all.
The chase scene is still considered one of the best ever filmed for a movie and gives the viewer about ten minutes of cars screeching through the winding, climbing and falling hills of San Francisco.
Even during this sequence, McQueen’s character stays calm and collected the whole time which makes things even more thrilling to watch.
Bottom Line – This is a pretty good film and has largely been known for it’s amazing case scene. The story is filled with some great twists and turns along the way that help keep it interesting. McQueen plays his character very subtly and his calm demeanor no matter that situation works quite well. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Several years later, Robert Vaughn actively considered going into politics. To his dismay, he discovered that people couldn’t take him seriously, or found him untrustworthy, as they remembered his oily performance in this film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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