I have to say that Steve McQueen was one of my favorite actors. From Bullit, Cincinnati Kid to the Great Escape. I’m very fond of this movie with he and Dustin Hoffman (1973 version).
I just watched this movie again today and it really holds up. It is long and with not a lot of dialogue, you do have to be paying attention.
McQueen and Hoffman are excellent. If you’ve never seen this version, just give it a whirl.