rstevenson’s review published on Letterboxd:
This movie felt older to me than a 1977 production. Especially in the long, mundane and somewhat unnecessary prologue. The style seemed more akin to a late 60's or early 70s kind of vibe.
Once the viewer is broken free from all of the introductory character vignettes this movie does start to roll, tilt, bend and blow up. The on-location action scenes are intense and driving as hell and I cannot begin to think what a pain in the ass those must have been to shoot. But Friedkin pretty much nailed them and to me that was the movie's saving grace.