'Smokey and the Bandit' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   1 reviews
80%
Rotten Tomatoes:   25 reviews
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    There is a parade of roadside set pieces involving many different ways to crash cars.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    75
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
    80
    quintessentially 70s and still a ton of fun
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    59
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    60
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    38
    The first in the series and the best of a lousy lot.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Time Out
    Despite a thin premise for an action-comedy road chase, the film's enthusiasm makes up for its lack of ideas.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS)
    40
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com
    80
    A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Jules Brenner Cinema Signals
    80
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan
    80
    Gleason is the real show here, but it made Burt a huge star.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal
    60
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Walter Chaw Film Freak Central
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Film4
    Uncomplicated fun.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
    The king of the 'good ol' boy' movies.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Rob Blackwelder SPLICEDWire
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Joshua Tyler CinemaBlend.com
    100
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Christopher Smith Bangor Daily News (Maine)
    80
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Rob Vaux Flipside Movie Emporium
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Bob Grimm Las Vegas Mercury
    60
    Good, stupid fun, but a precursor to some awful copycats.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Patrick Byrne Apollo Guide
    84
    The true mark of a good action flick is that it knows when to play dumb and when not to.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
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