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The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)



Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 32
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 15

This overly silly third installment attempts to hit the same funny notes as the original, but falls flat overall.


Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

This overly silly third installment attempts to hit the same funny notes as the original, but falls flat overall.



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The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles. As in the other Naked Gun films, this plot is merely an excuse for an unhinged, rapid-fire succession of gags, ranging from satirical lampoons of cop movies

Aug 15, 2000

Paramount Home Video

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (15) | DVD (13)

Silly enough to make you laugh sometimes in spite of yourself -- at least if you're feeling like a little boy.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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The film's first-time director, Peter Segal, has adopted the series' style seamlessly.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's sad to see what started out as such a lively and creative series descend to this -- a feeble attempt to stretch a few pedestrian jokes into a feature-length film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Manages to be not only still funny but energetically slapped together and occasionally inventive.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Wherever you are in the story, there's always something funny coming at you.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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It occurred to me, watching the film, that what Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley do here is not easy, and is done well.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comment (1)
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Any film that can resurrect Pia Zadora from obscurity, if only to plunk a tuba on her head and toss her off a stage, deserves some kind of award.

January 11, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Funny enough.

June 28, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

deeply silly

February 26, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

On the bright side, OJ's last film.

January 8, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

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January 2, 2004 Full Review Source:

Still funny.

March 18, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

This time out, they've apparently hit bottom.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

You'll laugh; what more do you want?

January 12, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Third time was not a charm for this winning franchise.

August 20, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A riotous comedy that -- even with a different director -- manages to remember why the original was so funny.

August 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

While Naked Gun 33 1/3 has its share of solid laughs, it still feels a bit lacking.

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

There are painfully few good gags here.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Some of this is funny, but an awful lot falls flat, and the film ultimately wears out its welcome long before it's over.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Not as great like the first two pictures. Still The Naked Gun 33 1/3 it's the final installment of an unforgettable serie and closing one of the best trilogies ever.
April 19, 2013
Lucas Martins

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This features less decent laughs than 2 1/2 and the original, but does contain some more recognised scenes, from the opening, to the *SPOILER REMOVED*. However, Neilsen still maintains his reputation as a master of slapstick comedy
August 29, 2012
Samuel Riley
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Pretty much to everyone's surprise the third and final installment of the most hilarious cop comedy series of all times is an enhancement after the second. Sure, a couple of jokes feel repetitive by now, you just know the type of things Frank Drebin will say or cause. The film makes up for that with a rather different story and especially an outrageous showdown at the Oscar show, which of course will never be the same again thanks to a certain Lieutenant. Overall, you're having way too much fun with the silliness to worry about a couple of jokes you may have seen coming. It was probably a good decision to end the series right there, at least it went out while being on top.
January 10, 2012

Super Reviewer

Leslie Nielson is back in one of the most shockingly disappointing sequels of all time. I cannot say that I hate this film, but it fails to provide any worthwhile comedy and the switch to dramatic moments was a very odd thing for s series like this to do. If they were going to have him become a cop again after retiring, then they might as well just thought of a better story and kept him on the police squad right from the start and have him retire at the end, it would have been a much better pace. Although , I must admit that seeing everyone one last time was amusing, and the final Academy Awards sequence was gut-splittingly funny, which leaves me with enough sympathy for the film to say that it shouldn't have been made, but after milking the franchise dry, it is what it is. I couldn't help but shrug my shoulders at how lame the jokes were and how overly stupid the slapstick was this time around. I do not recommend this film. I still say stick to the first and check out the second for a good laugh!
September 28, 2011
KJ Proulx

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