The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run (1981)

A group of oddballs compete in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 5, 2001
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31%
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62%


Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Full of terribly inside showbiz jokes and populated by what could be called Burt and Hal's Rat Pack, film takes place in that redneck never-never land where most of the guys are beer-guzzling good ole boys and all the gals are fabulously built tootsies.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Inoffensive and sometimes funny.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This wholly derivative car-chase movie provides a flimsy excuse for good ol' boy Burt Reynolds to cavort on-screen with a cast that's chock-full of familiar faces.

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Time Out

The last five minutes, when they show out-takes of flubbed lines, etc, are hysterical. The rest is strictly for those willing to pay for a series of TV chat show performances.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Harmless entertainment at its most commercial and least artistic, offering some fun spotting the stars in cameos

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Amiable, lightweight fun. Captain Chaos saves the day.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Cannonball Run is an abdication of artistic responsibility at the lowest possible level of ambition. In other words, they didn't even care enough to make a good lousy movie.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Nonsense but fun nevertheless with a crazy ensemble cast of celebrities of the era.

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Gregory Weinkauf
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My review at the time of release heralded this as, 'Wow! Whatta movie!' -- I am now officially amending that to: 'Wow! Amusing junk!'

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Nonstop silliness and shenanigans, with an all star cast.
Anthony Lawrie
Not as good as I remembered it but it?s still a childhood favourite. The cast is fantastic too!
AJ Verser
Another all star car chase movie. This one is fun but predictable as always, of course there are one or two really funny scenes, but overall it could be… More
Jani H
Saw it again for nostalgic reasons. I thought it would be fun but it turned out to be mostly embarrasing. Ruined my childhood memories of a fun film but Dom… More
KJ Proulx
I was extremely average with only a few laughs!
Candy Rose
Fun movie about a cross-country car race.

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