Cannonball Run II
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(Burt Reynolds) as J.J. McClure takes off across the country again in this rickety sequel to Cannonball Run. A sheik has offered $1,000,000 to the first driver to reach a destination in Connecticut from Redondo Beach, California, inspiring J.J. and others to go for the gold. With cameos from more name performers than any dozen films together, (Frank Sinatra and the rat pack, Telly Savalas, Susan Anton, Shirley MacLaine, Jackie Chan, Sid Caesar, Marilu Henner, Catherine Bach, etc., etc., etc.), the movie becomes a pastiche and is executed as though no rehearsals were required, or ever happened.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

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"Execution is uninspired, laughs are hard to find, and the script is also difficult to locate."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Directed in slam-bang style by Hal Needham, the film is an endless string of cameo performances from a cast whose funny participants are badly outnumbered and whose television roots are unmistakable."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Directionless sequel that once again proves that the pictures that are the most fun to make aren't necessarily the most fun to watch."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Out of gas, full of celebs."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"There are nun jokes, mafia jokes, big breast jokes, karate jokes, Jaws jokes, more big breasts. It's a long ride."
‑ , Time Out
"The movie is a genuine cultural artifact, a relic given to us by a band of entertainers from long ago, who live in self-imposed exile in the dusty, neon hellhole of Las Vegas."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"A lazy, sloppily made sequel that doesn't play quite as badly now as it did in 1984. Besides, it's hard to hate a movie that casts Jim Nabors as Homer Lyle."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"A sputtering comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Cannonball Run II is one of the laziest insults to the intelligence of moviegoers that I can remember. Sheer arrogance made this picture."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This is an easy, madcap, guilty pleasure that plays like a hyperactive cross between Wacky Races and The Dukes of Hazard."
‑ Billy Mowbray, Film4
"Feels like home movie footage of a celebrity barbecue that you weren't invited to."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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