Top Secret! Reviews

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April 23, 2018
The trio of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker approach movie comedy as a systematic exaggeration of genre cliche's designed to sustain 90 minutes of infectiously silly non sequiturs and sight gags.
October 18, 2011
The plot combines the rock musical with the spy thriller (not to mention assorted other genres), and the comic invention is fairly constant.
October 18, 2011
Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker present a narrative that is hopelessly convoluted, but that, of course, is exactly their intention as they pile joke upon joke, filling their film with inventive sight gags.
October 18, 2011
This time, though, the creative group has neglected to build to the kind of giddy, everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink climax that made Airplane! such a memorable exercise in anarchy.
October 18, 2011
Featuring cows wearing boots, a scene involving skeet surfin' (filmed in Cornwall of all places), and French characters named 'Dj Vu' and 'Avant Garde', this is an absurd comedy that hits far more times than it misses.
October 18, 2011
Jokes so stupid as to seem almost surreal, an amazing range of cultural referents and a smattering of genuinely witty conceits.
September 5, 2010
The story has almost no momentum and runs out of gas, ending abruptly, but how can you knock a movie with so many gut-busting jokes?
April 22, 2010
I found its spirited irreverence to be refreshing.
March 26, 2009
Secret! shares the same wonderful wacky attitude that allows just about any kind of gag to come flowing in and out of the picture at the strangest times.
February 18, 2009
Memorable both for its spoofing of a wacky combination of Elvis movies, spy movies and Second World War intrigue films and for the fact that it's Val Kilmer's film debut.
September 22, 2007
I could never figure out why this comedy-packed gem bombed during its day until I saw it again and realized how juvenile it is. Nevertheless, my memories of it helped me enjoy it once again.
February 9, 2006
Signs of desperation have begun to creep in some time before the end.
October 8, 2005
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June 30, 2005
October 23, 2004
This movie will cheerfully go for a laugh wherever one is even remotely likely to be found.
September 1, 2004
August 30, 2004
Top Secret! comes nowhere near Airplane! but in its own cheerful, low-pressure way, it's about as amiable an entertainment as you will find this summer.
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