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Dragnet Reviews

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August 16, 2017
Dan Aykroyd steals the show with a hilarious impersonation and tribute to the stern-faced TV cop Joe Friday, played for more than a decade by Jack Webb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2009
Lots of naughty behavior, laughs in TV cop spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2008
Most of the time it's fresh, funny, and surprising.
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2004
Strident pop-culture revisionism.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2004
A comedy classic, Hanks and Aykroyd are great
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Aykroyd and Mr. Hanks play well together, but the funniest performance in the film is that of Dabney Coleman, as the smut king (who lisps).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2002
Quite a fun take-off of a boring TV show.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2002
"the interplay of Aykroyd and Hanks makes it worthwhile"
| Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2002
Barely recommendable buddy-cop schtick-fest.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It's fun a lot of the time. Several individual shots are hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The script is a gold mine of one-liners.
January 1, 2000
Yes, it is lowbrow and sophomoric. What you'd call dumb-de-dumb-dumb fun.
September 21, 2017
At one time, maybe Dan Aykroyd's accelerated, authoritative jibber-jabber caroming off Tom Hanks' loud wailing was enough. But today, "Dragnet" feels pokey next to the peers of based-on-TV-series sorta-parodies it helped inspire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2008
It simply doesn't come off, and the viewer will be left with an empty feeling, a vacuous notion that somehow the laugh scenes slipped by unnoticed. They were never really there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2008
Aykroyd's script has more than its share of clever, witty ideas, but the film still feels the need to descend way too often to Police Academy-style heroes-dress-up-like-idiots sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2008
More innocuous than inventive.
May 20, 2008
Deservedly a critical and box-office fiasco.
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