The Cannonball Run (1981)
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A group of oddballs compete in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.
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Critic Reviews for The Cannonball Run
Full of terribly inside showbiz jokes and populated by what could be called Burt and Hal's Rat Pack, film takes place in that redneck never-never land where most of the guys are beer-guzzling good ole boys and all the gals are fabulously built tootsies.
The last five minutes, when they show out-takes of flubbed lines, etc, are hysterical. The rest is strictly for those willing to pay for a series of TV chat show performances.
The Cannonball Run is an abdication of artistic responsibility at the lowest possible level of ambition. In other words, they didn't even care enough to make a good lousy movie.
Harmless entertainment at its most commercial and least artistic, offering some fun spotting the stars in cameos
Nonsense but fun nevertheless with a crazy ensemble cast of celebrities of the era.
This wholly derivative car-chase movie provides a flimsy excuse for good ol' boy Burt Reynolds to cavort on-screen with a cast that's chock-full of familiar faces.
Amiable, lightweight fun. Captain Chaos saves the day.
My review at the time of release heralded this as, 'Wow! Whatta movie!' -- I am now officially amending that to: 'Wow! Amusing junk!'
It doesn't get any better or BIGGER than this
If it wasn't for the blooper reel at the end, this would get no stars.
A total waste of time.
AAA calculates better road trips.
evokes another age before The Fast and the Furious and NASCAR replaced the fun in racing with, respectively, death and science
A movie that should have crashed at the starting line.
Easier to take than most of Reynolds' other "flying car" epics
A cheeseball classic in its own right
Bad stuff, but manages to be fun bad. (Forget the sequel; that's like torture.)
Audience Reviews for The Cannonball Run
Another all star car chase movie. This one is fun but predictable as always, of course there are one or two really funny scenes, but overall it could be better.More
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