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Hooper 1978

Critics score:
67 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Mr. Reynolds has made a movie to please fans of all persuasions, and to please them a great deal. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: A lot of people and things are variously punched and smashed, and a good time is had by all. Read more

Paul Taylor, Time Out: Director Needham (an ex-stuntman himself) slips effortlessly into a lightweight satire of the movie biz and an almost Hawksian action-comedy of male-group professionalism. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Individually, the performances in this story of three generations of Hollywood stuntmen are a delight. And Hal Needham's direction and stunt staging are wonderfully crafted. Read more

Gary Arnold, Washington Post: People have been mentioning Burt Reyolds and Clark Gable in the same breath for several years now. With Hooper, Reynolds has finally justified the camparison. Read more