You are very descriptive with your words, giving meaning and life to the movie (which I haven't seen) and connecting it to Spielberg's greatest hits.
I've noticed the same similarities in his movies - common, reoccurring themes and structure. He's found something that works, and he's sticking with it. I enjoy Spielberg's films, so I'll be sure to check out The Sugarland Express.
Finally, I like how comprehensive you were with your review. You even covered the score, as well as the legacy. Great work, and Thank you for sharing!