I don't know what one you watched, but the 1973 original with Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman is brilliant. The remake is pretty good too, but I didn't really see the need for it.
I love the original. Canít go far wrong with Steve McQueen. Suppose the remake was just about watchable in its own right but I stopped watching half way through as Steve McQueen & Dustin Hoffman it ainít!