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Top Secret! Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
October 18, 2011
Featuring cows wearing boots, a scene involving skeet surfin' (filmed in Cornwall of all places), and French characters named 'Déjà Vu' and 'Avant Garde', this is an absurd comedy that hits far more times than it misses.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 18, 2011
Jokes so stupid as to seem almost surreal, an amazing range of cultural referents and a smattering of genuinely witty conceits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 22, 2010
I found its spirited irreverence to be refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
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.
| Original Score: 75/100
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This movie will cheerfully go for a laugh wherever one is even remotely likely to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
September 1, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 19, 2004
Serves up a veritable smorgasbord of comic bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
October 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
July 18, 2003
One of the funnier post-Airplane! free-for-alls
| Original Score: 4/5
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