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The Producers Reviews

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August 29, 2017
This is a classic comedy in its own way. . .[Full review in Spanish]
March 5, 2016
Brooks in his feature debut already knows that vulgarity is both meticulous art and timeless industry
November 30, 2013
...suffers from a pervasive lack of laughs that's compounded by writer/director Mel Brooks' relentlessly (and exhaustingly) over-the-top sensibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 2, 2013
But despite the too-wacky-for-their-own-good jokes and slow pacing, there's no denying the genius of Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2011
Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2009
Like The Producers itself, Springtime for Hitler, with its Busby Berkeley-meets-Leni Riefenstahl choreography and creatively crude lyrics, ends up proving that bad taste can be irresistible.
August 12, 2008
Quite possibly Brooks's finest hour.
Top Critic
August 12, 2008
The Producers has many things going for it -- notably a wild, ad-lib energy that explodes in a series of sight gags and punch lines.
August 12, 2008
Mel Brooks has turned a funny idea into a slapstick film, thanks to the performers, particularly Zero Mostel.
August 12, 2008
The original, and by far the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2008
Everything that can go wrong in an amateur film does go wrong, from the timing to the structure to the pitch of the performances.
December 7, 2007
An anarchic reminder that laughter can be mightier than the sword.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Brooks' first feature, an absolutely hilarious and tasteless New York Jewish comedy about Broadway.
April 6, 2006
You don't need to be a WWII vet to feel the glee as the movie invites us to dance on Hitler's grave.
January 16, 2006
If you love and understand live theatre, or the old-school movie musicals of the 1940s, you will enjoy this much more than people who cannot transfer their minds to that world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2006
Wilder's like a baby monkey--you get the feeling he'd cling to your leg if you let him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 15, 2005
Scathingly hysterical.
December 5, 2005
If Mel Brooks is remembered for only three films, then he can rest easy knowing that they're three of the funniest ones ever made. And The Producers was the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 22, 2005
Nobody does it like Brooks! The best interpretation of the tale to date.
September 7, 2005
A great introduction to Mel Brooks' humor.
| Original Score: 4/5
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