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A ★★★★ review of Magnum Force (1973)

In this follow-up to Dirty Harry, the right meets the left, taking on the lead character’s legacy in this first sequel.

Poster: Warner Bros.

Magnum Force is a superb sequel that wastes no time in directly challenging the politics of its predecessor Dirty Harry. In the previous film, the audience sees Harry simply as a cop who believes in putting the bad guys away, and who cares how that is done? The trouble with Harry…

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