The Enforcer
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Number three in the Dirty Harry series, The Enforcer equips macho cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) with a female assistant, Kate Moore (Tyne Daly). Their quarry is a terrorist organization which has kidnapped the mayor of San Francisco (John Crawford). Harry goes undercover, attempting to root out the terrorists by beating up anybody who looks at him cross-eyed. When Harry and Kate discover that the mayor is being held at Alcatraz Island, it is only a matter of time before the climactic bloodbath. The Enforcer cleared enough at the box office to warrant yet another Dirty Harry opus, Sudden… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Daly as character Kate is very empathetic and riveting to watch..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A series that has become too familiar using the same old formula."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Dirty Harry confronts women's lib ... and Eastwood demonstrates his feminist affinities once again."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"For Eastwood fans only, third of five in the Dirty Harry series, but hardening of the arteries began to set in with one."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
"...lacks a strong, clearly defined villainous presence. Still, Eastwood's flinty-eyed stare and snarling lip are more than enough."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Dirty Harry has a female partner...briefly. Blasting action."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A grim, gutsy, perversely satisfying shot of machismo from an era when action heroes were action heroes -- not a little boy's idea of an action hero."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"The best part of the Dirty Harry movies is Harry's signature sarcasm."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Finally, we know Lacey's secret past...she was killed in the line of duty"
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"Dirty Harry keeps knocking 'em down in entertaining fashion."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A solid third installment in the DIRTY HARRY series. Tyne Daly excellent as the flustered but competent female partner. Great final showdown with terrorists on Alcatraz."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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