• 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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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Holds up poorly. What once was seen as daring and over-the-top now plays as tame and unfunnily goofy,

| Original Score: 1.5/4

June 2, 2003
Phil Villarreal

But despite the too-wacky-for-their-own-good jokes and slow pacing, there's no denying the genius of Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.

Full Review Source: COED.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 2, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...suffers from a pervasive lack of laughs that's compounded by writer/director Mel Brooks' relentlessly (and exhaustingly) over-the-top sensibilities.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

November 30, 2013
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

I suppose you could call it a time capsule. Then again, Brooks' Broadway blockbuster may prove that blustery bad taste is timeless ... Ferrell is so ferociously over the top, I hope the other cast members all got rabies shots.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2004
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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The star not only indulges himself gluttonously, but the director seems to be doubled up with laughter at how funny he is being through Mostel; and the film bloats into sogginess.

December 8, 2001
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Wilder's like a baby monkey--you get the feeling he'd cling to your leg if you let him.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 8, 2006
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

November 22, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is one of the funniest movies ever made.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies


| Original Score: 5/5

June 19, 2003
Scott Weinberg

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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 5/5

July 27, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Scathingly hysterical.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

December 15, 2005
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
Variety Staff
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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
Eric Melin

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Great, great, great! "Springtime for Hitler," one of the funniest sequences ever put on film! Wilder is great, Mostel, a force of nature. Always fresh, no matter how often you see it.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 21, 2003
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide

Hilarious assault on the dubious ethics at work in the business side of the Hollywood movie industry.

Full Review Source: All Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 27, 2002
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