|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Norman Fell, Simon Oakland, Robert Duvall, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Steve McQueen|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Thriller - General|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Classics, Hard Drivin'|
Bullitt - Bonus Features
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Aug 2006|
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Top three of all time materialBy TMR from London, UK , 29 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Steve McQueen's finest hour in a story that is tightly written, well directed and brilliantly acted by one of the great actors of our time.
The car chase is legendary and a major influence on all of the stuff attempted by Frankenheimer and the like these days.
Much of the action seems dated now, but remember that this was shot over 35 years ago. Many directors could learn a thing or two from Bullitt about balancing of scripted themes and delicacy of touch when dealing with action.
An interesting final twist keeps it taught until the end...
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Uber coolBy MikeyMouse (39 reviews) from West Drayton , 14 Sep 2011I'll keep it short, no messing around here - this film forms a holy trinity of style, authenticity and balls; they really don't make thillers quite like this anymore. This, as other reviewers testify is something of an historical treasure. Now I learn McQueen drove, himself, that roaring Mustang over and around those blind street summits of San Francisco.... how cool can you get?
Steve McQueen ClassicBy a customer , 07 Aug 2011A stylish film classic that still works today. Its worth watching for more than just the famous car chase.a good thriller.
Still as cool as everBy a customer , 26 May 2011A classic. McQueen is so cool, he doesn't have to say much at all, but gives off such charisma that you feel you understand the character. Not at all dated, apart from the gadgets of course, but just immerse yourself in the 60s!
Don't make 'em like this anymore, sometimes I can see why!By SecretFilmBuff (16 reviews) from Hornchurch, Essex , 15 May 2011For a start there is no doubt that Steve McQueen is a legend and that the amazing car chase it simply stunning... however does that really make up for a really poor script and poorly made characters that lack any life? It's a hard one to judge and I really wanted to love this film however that's pushing it, as above the plus side where really good however the otherall feel of this film was just missing a certain spark, maybe someone to bounce off of McQeen would have helped!?!
I would definately recommend a watch however try to give it a chance as due to it's age I think modern films have truley put this kind of wooden acting to bed, if McQeen wasn't in this film then I really doubt this film would have had any kind of cult revival. I'm glad I saw it and I can see what people have seen in it however this drab film could be re-made 100 times better in todays standards and really wouldn't be surprised if it was on the cards...
Sadly underrated by most film buffsBy TheLazer (7 reviews) from UK , 26 Jan 2011I find it highly disappointing that this film is so underrated by many who claim to be connoisseurs of cinema. Even if the editing and effects in this film aren't up to modern standards the car chase scene alone contains the inspiration for the majority of similar scenes that followed it.
But it's not just the chase scene you should watch this film for. Watch it for what is arguably one of McQueen's most memorable roles where he gives a performance that top modern day actors would struggle to par. Watch it for it's cinematic genius from a time where writers and directors didn't take their audience for granted. Finally, watch it because you should. Because you will see pieces of a million films that came after it and because that is something that is truly great.
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