• PG, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Mel Brooks
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 1968 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 3, 2002
  • AVCO Embassy Pictures

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The Producers Reviews

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Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media

Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Like The Producers itself, Springtime for Hitler, with its Busby Berkeley-meets-Leni Riefenstahl choreography and creatively crude lyrics, ends up proving that bad taste can be irresistible.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 21, 2009

Film4

Quite possibly Brooks's finest hour.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 12, 2008

TIME Magazine
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The Producers has many things going for it -- notably a wild, ad-lib energy that explodes in a series of sight gags and punch lines.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 12, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Mel Brooks has turned a funny idea into a slapstick film, thanks to the performers, particularly Zero Mostel.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 12, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The original, and by far the best.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 12, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Everything that can go wrong in an amateur film does go wrong, from the timing to the structure to the pitch of the performances.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 12, 2008
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

An anarchic reminder that laughter can be mightier than the sword.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 5/5

December 7, 2007

Time Out
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Brooks' first feature, an absolutely hilarious and tasteless New York Jewish comedy about Broadway.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

You don't need to be a WWII vet to feel the glee as the movie invites us to dance on Hitler's grave.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 6, 2006

If you love and understand live theatre, or the old-school movie musicals of the 1940s, you will enjoy this much more than people who cannot transfer their minds to that world.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Scathingly hysterical.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

December 15, 2005
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

If Mel Brooks is remembered for only three films, then he can rest easy knowing that they're three of the funniest ones ever made. And The Producers was the first.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 5/5

December 5, 2005
Clint Morris
Film Threat

Nobody does it like Brooks! The best interpretation of the tale to date.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

October 22, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 5, 2005
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

A great introduction to Mel Brooks' humor.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 7, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2005
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine

It's the ultimate punchline, the killer gag, that a proto-novel that turned into a proto-play that ended up as a movie about the worst musical in history, is now the most popular musical in town.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

October 6, 2004
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

A cheeky and intelligent look at a more disturbing side of live theatre.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 84/100

August 24, 2004
February 27, 2009
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October 18, 2008

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December 16, 2005
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