• PG-13, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Zucker
    In Theaters:
    Dec 2, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 15, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures

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The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

[A] misfire.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The endlessly tasteless juvenilia should make you ashamed of laughing yourself into a stupor.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Like the ZAZ lads' other films, this is a movie made for a VCR Saturday night. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 6, 2014
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

It's excruciatingly rotten in every sense: not funny, not comical, not entertaining, not even fun to look at.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2005
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The two Zuckers and Abrahams have, surprisingly, forgotten a principle of parody that they taught everyone else. Namely, that the jokes have to fit, and that they have to refer to the target -- in this instance police movies.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

May 6, 2014
Rose DeWolf
Philadelphia Daily News

For those who savor silliness, The Naked Gun is humor heaven.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

May 6, 2014
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Naked Gun is destined to become a cult comedy classic. If the holiday run doesn`t make a bundle, the returns on the video cassette will.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 6, 2014
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The film is as transparent as a third-grader with a water gun, and yet I would rather review a new film by Ingmar Bergman, for there, at least, would be themes to discuss and visual strategies to analyze.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
John Ferguson
Radio Times

The determinedly juvenile gags never stop flowing.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 6, 2014
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

Always hysterical, no matter how much you watch it!

| Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2002
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 4, 2003
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Bawdy, dumb-humor classic spoofs '80s cop dramas.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2010
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Not quite up to Airplane! or Top Secret!, but there are still laughs aplenty.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

January 11, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Nielsen in particular is superb, cracking his fašade for only the biggest of jokes.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

January 29, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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The Naked Gun is crass, broad, irreverent, wacky fun -- and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 11, 2008
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2002
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

One of the greatest comedies ever made. The laughs don't stop.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 2, 2004
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2002
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