Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I'm sure back in 1968 BULLITT was fresh and exciting (it was the 5th highest box office draw that year), but I'm also sure that in 1968, 1968 porno was exciting. But ain't nobody watching that shit nowadays! That said, BULLITT is not a bad film. I enjoyed it alright and can see how it was influential on countless other police movies, but it's just too slow for me. Also the entire story was moved forward by McQueen's bad decisions. Nice editing, great-looking San Francisco scenery, laid-back acting, a hip jazz score, ancient technology (including some bizarre and extremely unsafe looking coffee heating device), cool old muscle cars, very minor roles by Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Duvall.
Worth watching for the historical importance, but if you're looking for an exciting action movie that'll knock your socks off, this ain't it.