JohnnyBlaze, on 23 April 2020 - 04:51 PM, said:
treeduck, on 23 April 2020 - 12:24 PM, said:
JohnnyBlaze, on 23 April 2020 - 01:47 AM, said:
I'd put The Gauntlet over all the Dirty Harry movies except the first one.
I'd put Tight Rope over all of them except the first two.
I'd put those behind the first 3 but ahead of the last 2.
It’s pretty close between The Gauntlet and Magnum Force. For sure I’d put The Gauntlet over the last 3 Dirty Harry flicks. And it’s an even tighter one between Tight Rope and The Enforcer.
No to me Magnum Force is closer to Dirty Harry than The Gauntlet. The Gauntlet has too much of a slapstick feel with that motorcycle gang who look like they belong in Every Which Way But Loose. Magnum Force has the vibe and atmosphere of the first film, with another great score from Lalo Schifrin. You've got Hal Holbrook as Lt. Briggs, David Soul, Robert Urich, Tim Matheson and Kip Niven who are great as the weird rookie vigilante killers and most all Clint is playing Harry Callahan, and he's not in The Gauntlet. And a big bonus, there's no Sondra Locke!
And I prefer The Enforcer over The Gauntlet too, it's closer though but still a clear win.