In a generation that's filled with cynical, ultra-raunchy, dark comedies, this was refreshing to me. There's a certain innocence in this kind of immature humor that I miss from the movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
A shrill, silly farce that starts out with some funny moments but quickly fizzles and ends up being quite lame.
| Original Score: 4/10
Even those of us with a longtime and well-earned affection for Gene Wilder have to respond to The World's Greatest Lover ... with a dispirited sigh.
Misfire by Gene Wilder who finds he is not Mel Brooks after all.
| Original Score: 2/5
This really just doesn't work.
The best moments are certainly worth seeing (particularly if, like me, you simply love to see Gene Wilder work) though the film as a whole is screamingly inconsistent.
| Original Score: 3/5