Smokey and the Bandit Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 17, 2014
[A] half-forgotten little curio for later generations to study with puzzled delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
July 1, 2014
Car stunts, romance, and salty language in 1970s comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 19, 2012
The movie benefits from some excellent vehicular stuntwork, an apt role for Burt Reynolds, the introduction of Jerry Reed's "East Bound and Down," a bright turn by Reynolds' real-life girlfriend Sally Field, and Jackie Gleason at his hammiest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2012
quintessentially 70s and still a ton of fun
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 28, 2012
Bandit has a pronounced Southern charm and smash-em fervor that aids in the digestion of an otherwise overly silly enterprise that's way too permissive with its on-screen talent.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
February 18, 2006
A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.
| Original Score: 8/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 25, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 18, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Gleason is the real show here, but it made Burt a huge star.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The king of the 'good ol' boy' movies.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
December 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
November 6, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
Good, stupid fun, but a precursor to some awful copycats.
| Original Score: 3/5
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