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Ranking The Dirty Harry Movies

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4) Sudden Impact (1983)

Perhaps arguing for my case that The Enforcer was the weakest of the series, Sudden Impact had the longest delay as a follow up in the series, a seven year gap.

Now even that said, I know some are going to dispute which movie should come fourth and third.  But for me it’s Sudden Impact.  I like this one, directed by Clint himself and starring Eastwood’s girl Sondra Locke, but I have to be in a certain mood to watch it.

I have to say, this movie is kind of depressing.  The villains are a different kind of nasty, it seems quite dark (literally a lot of night work) and I kind of feel too much distress on behalf of the female victim without an overly satisfactory payoff.

But I think there is no such thing as a bad Eastwood movie and, of course, he shares some charisma with Locke.  The movie also features the line ‘Make my day’, used by Ronald Reagan himself.

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