Joel's 100 movies in 2015: Smoky and the Bandit

 

11. Smoky and the Bandit - 3/7/15

It's full of misogyny and racism completely out of time now. It's also hilarious and thrilling and quite often charming, all perfect adjectives to describe the bandit himself. Burt Reynolds is amazing in the role, and coasted on it's success for the next several years if not decades.

This is a movie that if I come across on cable, I'll never skip it it's eminently watchable from any point.

4 stars