The Sugarland Express Reviews

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June 24, 2016
The pace falters near the end, but overall this is a brilliantly calculated audience pleaser.
February 20, 2009
Unfortunately, the film degenerates in final reels to heavy-handed social polemic and sound-and-fury shootout.
February 9, 2006
A beautifully put together, assured film.
October 23, 2004
If the movie finally doesn't succeed, that's because Spielberg has paid too much attention to all those police cars (and all the crashes they get into), and not enough to the personalities of his characters.
May 21, 2003
The movie has a casual craziness that seems especially native.
June 24, 2016
With this role, Hawn further proves she was an actress of some talent and not just an attractive woman to be taken lightly.
June 24, 2016
The set pieces are beautifully handled, grizzled veteran Ben Johnson is watchable as the head cop on their tail, and, looking back, it's clear that Spielberg already held all the aces and knew how to deal them.
June 16, 2015
A tragi-comedy in which our modern beasts of burden ultimately exact revenge with horrific panache.
September 6, 2010
The Sugarland Express is not terribly original - Bonnie and Clyde, Badlands and The Getaway are indelibly marked in its DNA - but shows an already dazzling young filmmaker honing his skills and vision.
September 25, 2009
Steven Spielberg in Malickland, with dolly and zoom and a wagonload of familial issues
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