The Ambushers (1968)

The Ambushers (1968)

The Ambushers





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Ambushers Videos & Photos

Movie Info

In this, the third in the Matt Helm special-agent series, Dean Martin plays Helm who's called to save those aboard a hijacked U.S. spacecraft. Ambushers is generally regarded as the weakest of the Helm films, lacking inspiration at most levels.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Donald Hamilton, Herbert Baker, Harbert Baker
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Matt Helm

as Francesca Madeiros

as Sheila Sommers

as MacDonald

as Ortega

as Quintana

as Karl
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for The Ambushers

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for The Ambushers

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

October 30, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 27, 2005

July 16, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Ambushers


So incredibly silly and goofy that you would have to be a terminal grouch not to smile at this nonsense.

Get this: the plot's actually about UFOs that can only be piloted by women (don't ask) who, naturally, are all hot chicks, and someone they go missing or something and Matt Helm is enlisted to save the day.

It's totally ridiculous, of course, but charming in an antiquated way. The theme song is about how women will "ambush" men into marriage, so fellas beware! -- I kid you not -- and the credit sequences shows girls in bikinis jumping out from behind trees in the hopes of catching a husband. See? How can you not smile at that! C'mon, it's the 60s and times are groovy ... from what I've read.

Only the extreme 60s spy flick fans should be watching this one. Everyone else: Nothing to see here.

Jeremy Bolton

The Ambushers Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Ambushers on our Movie forum!