Mixed Review

Mixed Review


50: Dirty Harry Part I - Airport Hamburger

February 23, 2019

Whether it's chewing a hot dog in DIRTY HARRY (1971), blowing up Hal Holbrook in MAGNUM FORCE (1973), or claiming that women are unfit for police field duty in THE ENFORCER (1976), Clint Eastwood makes it look cool as ice. In this very special 50th episode of Mixed Review, we immediately alienate the Dirty Harry franchise's core audience by denouncing what Pauline Kael called out as "fascism" in Eastwood's conservative fantasy of the Wild West that was post-hippie San Francisco.