Reviews

Nov 20, 2019
Overall, Sharky's Machine manages to get enough good stuff onto the screen to suggest that Reynolds is at least a competent director but undoes most of its good effects long before it reaches its sordid climax.
Dec 11, 2018
Unfortunately, Reynolds the director is as uncertain about the tone of the picture as Reynolds the star is about his screen persona
Dec 11, 2018
Reynolds was coasting at this point of his career, with zero risk-taking it ends up as a soulless, below-average movie.
Dec 11, 2018
A tough, loud, bloody movie, and an enveloping one, too.
Oct 22, 2018
Sharky's Machine marks Burt Reynolds' emergence as a first-class director of urban action-drama. With the skill of a veteran, he pilots a rollercoaster ride from one breath-taking sequence to another, with occasional pauses for romance and humor.
Apr 23, 2018
The classiest aspect of the production is the pictorial glamor and dynamism achieved by Reynolds and cinematographer William Fraker. Sharky's Machine always looks alive.
May 31, 2016
Violent noir crime drama.
Apr 1, 2010
Would be laughable if not for its intensity of romanticism
Mar 9, 2009
Directing himself in Sharky's Machine, Burt Reynolds has combined his own macho personality with what's popularly called mindless violence to come up with a seemingly guaranteed winner.
Oct 10, 2005
A tough, gritty and occasionally sadistic police thriller with director/star Burt Reynolds in peak form.
Jul 16, 2005
Jan 1, 2005
Burt at top of his game both in front of and behind the camera.
Dec 16, 2004
Better-than-average cop film with one legendary stunt at the end.
Oct 23, 2004
Sharky's Machine contains all of the ingredients of a tough, violent, cynical big-city cop movie, but what makes it intriguing is the way the Burt Reynolds character plays against those conventions.
Jul 1, 2004
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