Smokey and the Bandit Reviews

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October 22, 2019
Hal Needham's direction was well paced and deft and I came out wanting to get a CB (and that's not DeMille).
September 14, 2018
[This] Southern-fried romp has a big personality and an infectious sense of fun that makes it worth taking for another spin.
May 21, 2018
While the joke wears thin very quickly, there are a number of amusing sequences, which are combined with some exciting road action to provide a mildly entertaining - and totally mindless - film.
September 17, 2014
[A] half-forgotten little curio for later generations to study with puzzled delight.
July 1, 2014
Car stunts, romance, and salty language in 1970s comedy.
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.
June 8, 2012
quintessentially 70s and still a ton of fun
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.
September 29, 2008
May 5, 2008
The first in the series and the best of a lousy lot.
May 5, 2008
There is a parade of roadside set pieces involving many different ways to crash cars.
June 24, 2006
Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas.
March 9, 2006
February 18, 2006
A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.
January 25, 2006
July 5, 2005
June 18, 2005
January 27, 2005
October 25, 2004
Gleason is the real show here, but it made Burt a huge star.
October 17, 2003
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