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291 Ratings

Sudden Impact

Directed by Clint Eastwood
United States, 1983
Action, Drama


A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

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Sudden Impact Directed by Clint Eastwood

Critics reviews

Eastwood’s vision of social bonds is essentially tragic, and he infuses the movie with a harrowing, hectically subjective tone to match. The movie’s frenzies of jagged light and of murky darkness, the streams of blood and the tight closeups—as well as Jennifer’s own harrowing, fragmented recollections of the attack—suggest a world out of whack… The impressive unity of “Die Hard” is a mark of professional craft; the frenzied disunity of “Sudden Impact” is a mark of art.
August 10, 2017
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