Spielberg Shows Potential in ‘Sugarland Express’

Debut film revels in dumb things people are prone to do

William Atherton and Goldie Hawn star in the 1974 Steven Spielberg film “The Sugarland Express.” Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Todd Hill is a former journalist with 30 years of experience, much of it in film criticism, who misses neither journalism nor the film beat.

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