Shamus (1973)

This detective-themed action-adventure film spoofs The Big Sleep, which was based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Burt Reynolds plays McCoy, a hard-nosed private detective. The story has more tangles than a bowl of spaghetti, but it… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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This tiresome private eye crime drama is what The Big Sleep would look like if it was dreck.

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Staci Layne Wilson

A must-see for the 70s icons alone -- Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, and Morris the Cat!

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Scott Weinberg

By the time the mysteries are solved, you won't only be confused; you simply won't care anymore.

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Patrick Dolan
Why has this film faded into semi obscurity? It's great. First of all, Burt Reynolds is one of the best action heroes ever. Forget your physical specimens… More