Box art for Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

action & adventure, comedy

Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason are in high gear and hot water after a cross-country road challenge results in one of the wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed!

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A raucous blast with plenty of great lines. Gleason is an absolute riot.

- Chuck O'Leary,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Loved it as a kid but on a re-watch I have to say I was a little shocked in places. It's also more obvious now how wasted Burt Reynolds was too. Still, good fun, cool cars and ace trucks, makes for a perfect bank holiday Monday viewing..

- SirPant, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2 stars

This has some good stunts and car chases but looking a little old now.

- Deano78, Saturday, September 6, 2008

3 stars

A funny romp across the highways of the South. The music and Gleason are a hoot!

- kenstachnik, Tuesday, August 19, 2008