Underworld figures are being murdered all over San Francisco. One by one, criminals who have eluded prosecution are getting the justice they deserve, justice you'd think Detective Harry Callahan might approve of with a tight-lipped smile. But if you think so, you've misjudged Harry - and so have the killers. Written by future directors John Milius and Michael Cimino, this Dirty Harry sequel stars Clint Eastwood in his signature role of Callahan, here facing an unexpected kind of lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharp shooting rookie motorcycle policeman have turned vigilante. Their real enemy is the system. But the system is what Harry is sworn to protect. And he does - with Magnum Force.
Has stood the test of time well - great stuff!
- Magnum Force review by RP
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The second of the 'Dirty Harry' series, this one has Harry/Clint on the trail of vigilante cops who are bumping off a series of local baddies without due process.
In its day, 'Dirty Harry' came under criticism for glorifying vigilantism and being fascistic. Here, Harry states very clearly that he has been misjudged and that, despite his reputation for a somewhat over-direct approach, he is firmly on the side of the system.
Clint Eastwood is one of my favourite actors and this is yet another excellent film. Yes, it's a little dated by today's standards but I think it has stood the test of time well.