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The Producers Reviews

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June 2, 2003
Holds up poorly. What once was seen as daring and over-the-top now plays as tame and unfunnily goofy,
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
August 25, 2004
I suppose you could call it a time capsule. Then again, Brooks' Broadway blockbuster may prove that blustery bad taste is timeless ... Ferrell is so ferociously over the top, I hope the other cast members all got rabies shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2001
The star not only indulges himself gluttonously, but the director seems to be doubled up with laughter at how funny he is being through Mostel; and the film bloats into sogginess.
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
January 1, 2011
Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This is one of the funniest movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 5, 2016
Brooks in his feature debut already knows that vulgarity is both meticulous art and timeless industry
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.
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
December 15, 2005
Scathingly hysterical.
December 7, 2007
An anarchic reminder that laughter can be mightier than the sword.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 12, 2008
Mel Brooks has turned a funny idea into a slapstick film, thanks to the performers, particularly Zero Mostel.
August 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2003
Great, great, great! "Springtime for Hitler," one of the funniest sequences ever put on film! Wilder is great, Mostel, a force of nature. Always fresh, no matter how often you see it.
| Original Score: 5/5
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