Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)

This is the third and final entry in the car chase saga. This time Sheriff Justice (Jackie Gleason) is tired and getting ready to retire until a brand new Bandit, who was originally Cletus (Jerry Reed)--the truck-driving friend of the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 12, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Reynolds is gone, and whatever was enjoyable about the ''Smokey'' formula went with him.

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TV Guide

This film doesn't even have the basic narrative coherence of the first two, and it rambles about aimlessly with little humor or action. This is commercial filmmaking at its very worst.

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Variety Staff

The sense of fun in that original is missing and the countless smashups and near-misses are orchestrated randomly.

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Scott Bowles
Austin Chronicle

Lowry, Birnbaum, and Dasheu are really unfortunate they weren't making movies 45 years ago; they could have done real well for themselves making two-reel comedies for Joseph Goebbels.

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Sky Cinema

Gleason remains as funny as ever at the centre of this patchwork of arbitrary mayhem.

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Phil Hubbs
Why is this sequel called 'Part 3'? beats me, sounds strange really, like an old fashioned tale. Other than that its business as usual for a third… More