Friday, December 19, 2008

BULLITT (1968)

Bullitt (Steve McQueen) is the responsible cop & so a sensitive case to protect a witness given to him. Witness was killed & it’s big blow for him. He has one aim now- to destroy the shooters & their boss. The movie begins with promising notes but it lacks the pace of classic thriller. The movie got Oscar for editing but it looks unconvincing if you see the movie. McQueen has done the job as per his acting abilities but I think he was a wrong casting of the director. He does not have appealing & macho persona like Paul Newman or Clint Eastwood which is utmost essential in film like this. Few things really noteworthy about the film are its background score- apt to create a mood of the thrilling 70’s film. The movie is quite popular for its classic thrilling car chase scenes, taken with certain fine camera angles & some fine moving camera shots from driver’s car steering inside the car (something original). End is again unconvincing & sudden to audience’s imagination.

Average action thriller of 70’s.

Ratings- 6.5/10

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