A period cop film of the swinging late 1960's in San Francisco. I remember it as a teenager as one of my favorites for only 1 thing; the vehicle chase scene. The story is slow and has a lot of just "running after the bad guys" and , looking back on it now with nostalgia, is confusing.
But considered a "Steve McQueen classic" type of film to be watched at least once. Good for its time then but does not really hold up in 2019.
While the plot is fairly standard, Bullitt is still stylish fun, ably acted by the stellar cast, scored to jazzy perfection, and well-directed by Peter Yates. I saw a comment complaining about it being "too slow," but I didn't think so. Then again, I prefer slower-paced movies, especially when there are a lot of great action scenes peppered throughout that don't depend on flashy editing or over the top video game fight choreography. The car chase is worth the price of admission alone, but I loved the whole thing enough to consider getting a copy for my home library.
I haven't seen the movie since about 1970 and had high expectations. But OMG, it is such a slow movie, the first hour is a snoozefest. I suggest just fast forwarding to the car chase scenes then calling it a wrap.
Give me a Bugatti Veyron, a Pagani Huayri, a Stile Bertone Mantide, or this film's chase seen with that Dodge Charger! And be sure to include that pizza!
Pehaps this movie will be stand the test of time, The Ford "Mustang Fastback" chasing the Dodge "Charger" in one of the best chase scene on film. San Francisco is a great backdrop for Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset to solve a murder, have a love affair and mesh some gears back in the late 1960's.
Steve McQueen, the king of cool does not disappoint. Love the San Francisco setting, and the car. No metrosexual, Steve oozes male pheromones from the screen. This is my second favorite Steve McQueen movie. The Getaway is my all time favorite. From reform school tough teenager, to great movie star. Steve always burns up the screen.
One of the great car chase scenes on film- ever! No kitsch on display here- unless you count the style of the 60's- which you shouldn't- as that was the style back then.
Aside from an amazingly choreographed car chase in and around San Francisco and Steve McQueen’s handsome mug, Peter Yates’ gritty policier is pretty much standard fare albeit with a slightly more convoluted plot. Nice touches of 60’s kitsch, including a host of familiar character actors, add to a compelling if somewhat fantastic storyline and Jacqueline Bisset’s inclusion as Bullitt’s love interest (and nagging voice of reason) provides a sexy distraction. But that aforementioned car chase alone is worth the rental fee.
Steve McQueen is mad and that not good. He is going to drive cars up and down mountainous streets way too fast chasing the crooks. He is a police detective who stops at nothing to catch his target. He takes on the city of San Francisco like it is his race course. Very suspenseful action all the way through!
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