McQ (1974)

In this adventure film, a veteran detective is officially denied the opportunity of clearing the name of his late best friend who has been posthumously accused of drug pushing. Investigating on his own, he becomes romantically involved with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 6, 1974
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2005
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's more a rumor than cold, hard fact that Wayne was offered the role of Dirty Harry and passed on it. At any rate, the Duke played his own version of Inspector Harry Callahan in this agreeable if stridently unexceptional film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rethinking, if you will, by the Duke of turning down the role of Dirty Harry.

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Emanuel Levy

The Duke, desperate to maintain his hold with viewers, tries to step into the Dirty harry territory with this disappointing crimer.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Without the Duke, this would be a mediocre police adventure

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Uma triste ironia do Cinema que a única colaboração entre Sturges e Wayne tenha sido neste policial urbano medíocre que já nasceu anacrônico.

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jay nixon
Not a great movie but a pretty good one. The Duke is too old for his part, he was much better served by the following years Brannigan, but he gruffs his way… More
Dean McKenna
John Wayne thunderously enforces the law in this great high-velocity thriller.
Conner Rainwater
Even though it's the poor man's Magnum Force, there's something really fun and different about McQ. John Wayne is always so charismatic and cool… More
Henrik Schunk
Despite the allure of having the ole' Duke on top of the bill, I could not really get into this run-of-the-mill, formulaic 70s cop-thriller. I really like… More
Derek Daniels
John Wayne was a cowboy, pure and simple. He was also a war veteran at times. But he most certainly was not a cop and this movie shows why. It's a guilty… More
Barry Lappin
I loved this movie. Even with an ageing and ill Wayne he was still a superb actor.