Sudden Impact
Sudden Impact (1983)

A hard-edged cop is assigned to track down a female killer who proves to be a vigilante seeking revenge on the thugs who subjected her to a brutal gang rape. This crime drama is the fourth and perhaps most famous of the films featuring the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It is viewed by many aficionados as the best of the five movies about the hard-nosed, authority-defying San Francisco cop.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

To all those cowboy movies we saw in our youth, all those TV Westerns and cop dramas and war movies, Dirty Harry has brought a great simplification: A big man, a big gun, a bad guy and instant justice.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

At times like a traffic jam of different stories and characters crossing paths back and forth for almost two hours, and there isn't too much tension to go with it.

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Variety Staff
Variety

This is the first entry in the series to have been directed by Eastwood himself, and action is put over with great force, if also with some obviousness.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

By my count, more than a dozen people are murdered on camera, about half by Miss Locke and most of the others by Mr. Eastwood. This gives them something in common as lovers.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...stretches the believability factor to the limit, with a story that is all over the map.

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Time Out

Eastwood the star needed a hit to bolster his flagging ratings; now that he's got it, maybe Harry will be put out to stud, with his Magnum.

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Rob Vaux
Mania.com

Considering that Sudden Impact delivers one of the most memorable lines in movie history, it's surprising how forgettable the rest of it is.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A study of the Dirty Harry macho drive, worked out lucidly by the filmmaker and his avenging muse

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A riveting, dark and gritty action-packed edge of your seat thriller. It packs real serious punch and showcases Dirty Harry at his toughest and most bad-ass.… More
Alex roy
Fourth entry in the Dirty Harry film franchise plays out like a revenge action thriller. After a rape victim takes out her revenge on her abductors, Harry… More
Chris Weber
For the fourth entry in the long running series about hard-nosed inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood decided to take the reins this time… More
Shawn Ewing
"Go ahead, make my day" This is the fourth sequel in the Dirty Harry movies, and in my opinion I think it is one of the better ones. It reminded me a… More
Sajin P A
This movie did deliver the epic catchphrase, "Go ahead, make my day." Aside from that, Eastwood's directorial debut of the series turned out to… More
danny d
it was classic dirty harry until the end, when our justice seeker goes soft. the normal formula was there and the story was entertaining, but when we were… More

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