The Producers Reviews

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October 18, 2019
Mel Brooks' feature directorial debut starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, The Producers, is one of the best comedies of all-time.
October 30, 2018
The Producers is a rip-roaring comedy which takes no prisoners and doesn't distinguish reich from wrong.
September 14, 2018
The leading men are a hoot and the trademark Brooks bad-taste humour hasn't dated at all.
August 1, 2018
Each time I've watched it - and I've watched it many times - Mel Brooks' The Producers has felt horribly pertinent to the present moment.
July 11, 2018
Perhaps his script here should have been calmed down by sulky, dough-faced little cartoon people.
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.
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.
January 1, 2011
Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids.
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.
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.
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.
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