Dragnet Reviews

August 24, 2018
...suffers from a palpably plodding feel that's compounded by an continuing emphasis on the central characters' tedious investigation...
December 12, 2017
The update carries only a surface resemblance to its television ancestor; the rest is more reminiscent of the comic-book world of Batman, Robin and Superman.
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.
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.
May 20, 2008
More innocuous than inventive.
May 20, 2008
Deservedly a critical and box-office fiasco.
May 24, 2006
Annoying comedy.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Entertaining enough, but a pity they didn't draft in more of the Eisenhower context.
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January 1, 2000
One wonders how someone can do so many parodies as Aykroyd has and still not have the slightest idea of how to do a parody.