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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    Police procedural in post-hippie San Francisco. I really liked the way Stuart Rosenberg manages to convey the 1973 atmosphere of this city. A good surprise. Recommended.

  2. Droog811's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    A good solid 3 star movie. A mass murder takes place on a San Francisco bus and one of the victims is Walter Matthau's partner. Mattthau and new partner Dern must piece together why he was there and who the killer is. Matthau is at his crabby best and Dern comes off as almost sleazy at times, which works well with his character. The story gets a bit convoluted by the end but still makes for an enjoyable film.

  3. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    next level procedural; relationship between matthau and dern is delirious nonsense

  4. Laurs Kemp's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    The title doesn't make any sense! No policemen were laughing, literally or figuratively. Not to mention the movie was a whole lotta nothing.

  5. Corinne's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    Walter Matthau gum-chew mumble humming "Ain't We Got Fun" was the high point of this film.

  6. S Campbell's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    Great and underrated crime film

  7. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Laughing Policeman

    Gritty police thriller creates of genuine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco underworld, but falls a bit short in the story department. Excellent performances, especially from Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern - but the plot is just too dry and convoluted, and drags in the middle. But still, worth watching for the clashing personalities of Matthau and Dern and the hard-hitting, if dated, style.