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Smokey and the Bandit Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 1, 2014
Car stunts, romance, and salty language in 1970s comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
June 8, 2012
quintessentially 70s and still a ton of fun
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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-
May 5, 2008
The first in the series and the best of a lousy lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 5, 2008
There is a parade of roadside set pieces involving many different ways to crash cars.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas.
February 18, 2006
A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
October 25, 2004
Gleason is the real show here, but it made Burt a huge star.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Uncomplicated fun.
March 10, 2003
The king of the 'good ol' boy' movies.
July 26, 2002
Good, stupid fun, but a precursor to some awful copycats.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2002
The true mark of a good action flick is that it knows when to play dumb and when not to.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
September 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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