Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. Overall the mix of comedy and action is smooth and utterly enjoyable.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Levinson must think he's on safe ground morally by keeping Bandits bloodless, as if the absence of carnage somehow makes kidnapping and armed robbery wholesome.
  3. A comedy that might have made Butch and Sundance jump off a cliff.
  4. 50
    The action-comedy could have easily been a delightful romp thanks to its A-list cast and well-written script, but poor editing causes Bandits to be just another hum-ho movie.
  5. What we're getting in this movie isn't necessarily better; it's just more.
  6. 50
    The picture's strength is comedy -- but the love and crime stories too often drag, falter or just plain frustrate.
  7. 50
    Mined for comedy and milked for drama, though what results is diminished by the very framing device contrived to punch it up.
  8. 50
    So determined to be clever and whimsical that it neglects to be anything else.
  9. 50
    Guilty of behaving like a petty thievery corporation; it steals from so many other sources that we're forced to realize that it has little of its own to offer. As such, it can't help but fail to meet expectations, given the talents involved.
  10. 40
    What started as cute becomes cloying and bloated. Charm should never feel like it weighs a ton.
  11. 40
    Too long, too slow, too self-consciously chatty and too much at the mercy of a slim premise that doesn't wear well under endless repetition.
  12. 40
    Nothing is more dispiriting than forced high spirits. Bandits keeps reminding you of what a good time you should be having. You leave with a feeling of being swindled, and that's the only genuine thing about it.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mike
    Mar 26, 2006
    Very intresting movie, but the last 30 mins gets too boring. Overall I recommend it.