jump to navigation

The French Connection October 7, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.

This is a fairly simple cop thriller about two officers Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider trying to bust a drug deal. The “French Connection” refers to the fact that drugs were smuggled from France. What makes this film watchable more than the actual plot are the realistic visuals of cops chasing criminals….which take up much of the screen time. The car-chasing-the-train sequence is probably what you’ll remember long after the movie is over (I read that this is considered to be one of the best car chase sequences ever filmed). William Friedkin directs this movie…whose other prominent work is The Exorcist (which I feel is highly overrated). Watching this flick remined me of Gharshana/Kaakha Kaakha which also were stylish cop-chase-criminal movies without strong plots. On the whole, this is an above average cop movie engaging enough to warrant a watch.



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: