The French Connection
1971 | Neo-Noir | 104 minutes | English and French with English subtitles
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 98%
- Metacritic Score: 94
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Gene Hackman); Best Director (William Friedkin); Best Adapted Screenplay (Ernest Tidyman); Best Film Editing (Gerald B. Greenberg)
Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director (William Friedkin); Best Actor (Gene Hackman)
National Board of Review: Winner, Best Actor (Gene Hackman)
This film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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THE FRENCH CONNECTION is routinely included on the short list of movies with the greatest chase scenes of all time. What is not always remembered is what a good movie it is.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION is a film of almost incredible suspense, and it includes, among a great many chilling delights, the most brilliantly executed chase sequence I have ever seen.
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