- Aug 27, 2011
Cannonball Run is a movie that benefits from nostalgia. Everything about the movie is lazy and juvenile. The movie is basically a bunch of late 70's stars mugging for the camera and making drunk and ethnic jokes.Cannonball Run is a great movie. Not every movie has to be The English Patient.
Roger Ebert's review is the funniest thing about the movie.
The Cannonball Run Movie Review (1981) | Roger Ebert
One of the things that I forgot is that there was no actual T or A in Cannonball Run. 10 seconds of breasts on screen was generally worth at least one extra star with Ebert.
It was one of Burt Reynolds' biggest box office hits, which shows how terrible taste in movies was back in the late 70's and early 80's. There is rumored to be a remake, and there is no way it can be worse than the original. Bringing this back to the Bond discussion, the fact that this was one of Roger Moore's best movie choices during the peak of his Bond stardom shows just how bad the movies he was in were.