The Sugarland Express Reviews

July 28, 2020
[The Sugarland Express] has a certain cinematic knack, but is all effect and no real humanity, all manipulation and splash, and no attempt at honest insight.
July 15, 2020
It is a decent road movie, which falls for the most trivial melodramatic exposition that Spielberg uses to synthesize the meaning of sacrifice from the perspective of the American family. [Full review in Spanish]
December 16, 2019
Spielberg is a talented director who knows how to dazzle with fancy filmwork. His cast is an attractive one. The problem here is the script.
February 20, 2009
Unfortunately, the film degenerates in final reels to heavy-handed social polemic and sound-and-fury shootout.
October 29, 2004
[W]ould be mostly forgotten melodrama if it hadn't been directed by a kid named Steven Spielberg...
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.