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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  • ★★★★ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd

    Alfred Hitchcock supposedly liked this movie. I see why.

  • ★★★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 Troy L on Letterboxd

    "Sheriff, does the letters FO mean anything to you?"

    My first time seeing Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in a film together. IT'S BEAUTIFUL MAN!

    That's a big 10-4

    -RIP Burt Reynolds 🙁

  • ★★★★ review by ZombAid on Letterboxd

    Boring Work, Good Movie Entry #CXIX:

    Car Chase & Country

    ... were never as stylish together, as with Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in his Trans-Am. So much charm and wit is nothing same-y or conventional, especially since Car Chase-Road Movies ain't my favorite sub-genre and country music even less. Rest in Peace, you magnificent Mustache-Man!

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