Smokey and the Bandit

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.


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  • ★★★½ review by Cinemonster on Letterboxd

    In what could have been just a silly movie, a stellar cast, led by Burt Reynolds, makes Smokey and the Bandit a fun ride. There is chemistry in spades from Sally Field and Jackie Gleason to Paul Williams and Jerry Reed. Many of the car stunts are outstanding, expected from director Hal Needham, and a lively soundtrack and quick pace keep things rolling non-stop. One of the better car/road films out there and certainly a highlight of Reynolds career and the decade. It doesn't get more 70s/80s southern than this.

  • ★★★★ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd

    Chicken soup in cinematic form. Good for what ails you.

  • ★★★★ review by truman segal on Letterboxd

    those car chase scenes on the big screen were such a spectacle.

    a coincidence that i saw it on the exact same screen i saw Fury Road on two years ago? perhaps not.

  • ★★★★★ review by Grooveman on Letterboxd

    "There's no way, *no* way that you came from *my* loins. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is punch yo mamma in da mouth!"

    The seventies were a different time.

  • ★★★★ review by Daryl on Letterboxd

    Sometimes, very rarely, a script and a story is just something that gets in the way of brilliance.

    Thankfully Smokey and the Bandit didn't bother with either of them.

    Instead, we get the coolest car that has ever existed driving fast. Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, and the quite phenomenal Buford T. Justice.

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