This action packed sequel moves like a runaway train! William Friedkin's film was excellent - yet contained too many scenes of people sitting in cars watching other people go in and out of buildings - the stakeout scenes bring the film to a halt. The scenes were integral, yes, but they are a damn drag to sit through.
Frankenheimer's French Connection II is a superbly acted and taut thriller that contains a substantial amount of humour too! The perfect movie.
Hackman's finest performance can be found here and his harrowing withdrawal from heroin is a wonder... read the rest.