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New York Times:
Mr. Reynolds has made a movie to please fans of all persuasions, and to please them a great deal.
A lot of people and things are variously punched and smashed, and a good time is had by all.
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.
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.
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.