Brannigan (1975) - Rotten Tomatoes


Brannigan (1975)




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In this film, Detective Jim Brannigan is an Irish-American detective at large in London. After the requisite culture-clash routines, it's down to business as Brannigan teams with Scotland Yard official Commander Swann to corral a crook who has absconded to England to avoid extradition.

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John Wayne
as Lt. Brannigan
Judy Geeson
as Jennifer
Mel Ferrer
as Fields
Del Henney
as Drexel
James Booth
as Charlie
Brian Glover
as Jimmy The Bet
Ralph Meeker
as Capt. Moretti
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Critic Reviews for Brannigan

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

It's a Western, really, but then most cop movies are, these days. I guess it's cheaper to film in a city.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's too much of an emphasis on lengthy chases and stakeouts when what we really want to see are more interactions between Wayne and his co-stars.

September 18, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

All by itself, the jazzy theme by Dominic Frontiere makes the film worth watching.

August 27, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine a scenario more ill-fitted for John Wayne than 1975 London, but there he is in all his ripened glory.

August 26, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I won't say Brannigan is without laughs. Most of them in the wrong places.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

I like good, fast-moving kitsch as well as anyone --everything doesn't have to aspire to being a masterpiece. But Brannigan isn't even fast moving and its action is negligible.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brannigan

Fun to see the Duke as a detective instead of a cowboy. But I found the script pretty bland.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Unexceptional crime thriller benefits from London location filming, a cast full of good actors and John Wayne in the lead. The main story is average but it moves at a good pace and has an enjoyable car chase thrown in. The theme music over the opening credits is classic terrible 70's junk but fortunately the rest of the supplemental soundtrack is much more in synch with the feeling of the film.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Drags a bit in spots, but it's a fun cop movie starring the Duke.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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