The Producers is a movie based on a play based on a movie about a play. And that's probably the funniest thing about it.
| Original Score: 2/4
It may not be great, but it is a movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Very little of the stage show's fizziness has found its way into a strangely pallid-looking picture.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Maybe they should call it "The Do-Overs," "The Remakers" or simply, "We're Out of Ideas."
The play is everything in this uneven movie, which is alternately groan-inducing and side-splitting.
The Producers is simply a missed opportunity.
You could think of The Producers as a way to see most of the Broadway cast for 1/12 the price of a Broadway ticket. Or you could think of it as a bad idea at any price.
| Original Score: 1/4
The original was far funnier and somehow managed to cut to the chase with less of a song and dance.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's hard to envision a worse big-budget film version of Mel Brooks's Tony Award-winning musical The Producers than this dreadfully lifeless affair.
Flaccid, shambling, and ill timed, The Producers evokes the crumbling remnants of its predecessors, devoid of their energy or charm.
| Original Score: D
If you're new to this crazy Mel Brooks creation, this 2005 cinematic torture chamber is the last way anyone should experience it for the first time.
| Original Score: F
Mildness and blandness/ Mugging like madness/ Who knew that Rent would win this fight?/ Murdering a genre's just not all right!
| Original Score: 1/4
The play may be lousy, but the actors are great.
| Original Score: C+
The stage show veterans have done these roles so many times, they're more than second nature, and also a little stale.
Enough is enough. Somebody should just stop remaking The Producers.
An inert musical and a pale copy of a comedy classic.
a series of pathetic attempts to give stars Lane and Broderick more opportunities to mug for the camera in tepid and unnecessary song and dance numbers
| Original Score: 2.5/5
By the end you're asking yourself if they went to any trouble at all or simply took a film camera to a performance of the musical itself
| Original Score: 1/5
This is extraneous for anyone who's seen the original film or show, presumably leaving everyone else to wonder what all the fuss has been about.
Shows such affinity for the stage that it barely qualifies as a movie.