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The Cannonball Run Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 19, 2015
Stunts, stereotypes, and silliness in beer-fueled car race.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 30, 2011
Harmless entertainment at its most commercial and least artistic, offering some fun spotting the stars in cameos
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
May 5, 2008
Nonsense but fun nevertheless with a crazy ensemble cast of celebrities of the era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
May 5, 2008
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.

TV Guide
January 9, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Chuck O'Leary
February 18, 2006
Amiable, lightweight fun. Captain Chaos saves the day.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Gregory Weinkauf
August 14, 2005
My review at the time of release heralded this as, 'Wow! Whatta movie!' -- I am now officially amending that to: 'Wow! Amusing junk!'
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
It doesn't get any better or BIGGER than this
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 28, 2005
If it wasn't for the blooper reel at the end, this would get no stars.
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 6, 2004
A total waste of time.
| Original Score: 0/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
AAA calculates better road trips.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Inoffensive and sometimes funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Meyerson
June 14, 2004
evokes another age before The Fast and the Furious and NASCAR replaced the fun in racing with, respectively, death and science
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 15, 2004
A movie that should have crashed at the starting line.
| Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
Easier to take than most of Reynolds' other "flying car" epics
| Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2003
A cheeseball classic in its own right
| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003
Cannonball Run has a strange, straightforward mindless joy to it.
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Bad stuff, but manages to be fun bad. (Forget the sequel; that's like torture.)
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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