Sharky's Machine
Sharky's Machine (1981)

A William Diehl novel was the source of the noirish nailbiter Sharky's Machine. Sharky (Burt Reynolds) is an undercover cop who fouls up an assignment and is kicked downstairs to the vice squad -- a rough-shod bunch of hellraisers who… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 18, 1981
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Violent noir crime drama.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Burt at top of his game both in front of and behind the camera.

Fernando F. Croce

Would be laughable if not for its intensity of romanticism

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Better-than-average cop film with one legendary stunt at the end.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A tough, gritty and occasionally sadistic police thriller with director/star Burt Reynolds in peak form.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This cop movie has a lot of action and excitement, and it's got good cinematography. I was surprised that Reynolds directed it himself. Did anyone else… More
Danny Rovira
Burt Reynolds stars and superbly directs this atmospheric, volatile cop thriller which is one of most engrossing and stylish of the early 80s, concerning a… More
Cassandra Maples
Burt Reynold's Direct's and star's in this great Cop film, Reynold's play's the Sharkey of the title, who is a tough cop whilst working… More
Barry Lappin
Nasty but a great film.
Dean McKenna
This is good cop thriller of what Burt Reynolds ever made. It's exciting, suspenseful, funny, and intelligent, so good it joins <i>48 Hrs., Dirty… More