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-

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 5, 2008
The first in the series and the best of a lousy lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
May 5, 2008
There is a parade of roadside set pieces involving many different ways to crash cars.
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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
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

Film4
May 24, 2003
Uncomplicated fun.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The king of the 'good ol' boy' movies.
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
Good, stupid fun, but a precursor to some awful copycats.
| Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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