Coogan's Bluff
Coogan's Bluff (1968)

Coogan (Clint Eastwood) is an Arizona deputy sheriff who pursues a criminal in New York City in order to bring him back to stand trial in his home state. The criminal is Ringerman (Don Stroud), a hippie whose crime is never mentioned.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety

Story is of the clash between sophisticated law enforcement and frontier-style simplistics, which is perhaps one of the major internal American problems.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Siegel knows what he wants and gets it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film is like a cousin to the Western genre, with Coogan keeping his trap shut and his emotions to himself, but Siegel, with his expert craftsmanship, brisk pacing and exciting action, gives us plenty of other stuff to concentrate on.

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Time Out

Even Siegel's somehow off-centre treatment of New York hippiedom is intriguingly wry.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Eastwood's performance as the flawed, headstrong superman has been terribly underrated, but he brings to the part of Coogan a sure knowledge of the man's obvious strengths and not so obvious failings.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A wry humored cop thriller.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The screenplay is so predictable in situation and so arch in its supposedly tough, blunt, wise talk that it turns into a joke told by someone with no sense of humor.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A satisfying police yarn with some really great, physically hefty location photography.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This urban Western, the first collaboration with Don Siegel, is a significant transitional film in Eastwood's career and screen image, situated between his 1960s Spaghetti Westerns and the Dirty Harry film series of the 1970s.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Coogan's Bluff is a well directed drama by director Don Siegel who would later collaborate with Clint Eastwood again with Dirty Harry and Escape from… More
Anthony Lawrie
Dirty Harry's older brother was successful and is still highly regarded, I'm just not too sure why though. It's dated quite badly and has very… More
Melvin White
Coogan: All right now, I don't like violence, Mr. Wonderful whatever your name is. You better drop that blade, or you won't believe what happens next,… More
Chris Garman
Coogan's Bluff is a somewhat acceptable fish out of water story starring Clint Eastwood and direct by Don Siegel. The general idea of the film is Coogan… More
Conner Rainwater
It's an hour and a half of pure man, starring Clint Eastwood. Coogan hunts men like game, sleeps with their women, kills people via poolball and chokes out… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
This could've pretty easily been the prequel to Dirty Harry. Enough said.