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May 27, 2015
"How to Frame a Figg" is an inept comedy on almost every level. A childish, inert script (the only one I've ever heard repeatedly use the word "poophead") that never goes far enough in its absurdity to be truly hilarious. The pacing is horrendously bad, and set pieces and gags are unoriginal and predictable. Don Knotts has good chemistry with his romantic interest in the film, and the two are appealing leads who manage a couple of laughs here and there, but it's not even close to enough to save a lifeless screenplay.
½ March 6, 2012
Ditzy but pleasing farce in which Knotts is at his most likeable (not always the case.) Forgot how hot Elaine Joyce was in her hey day. Knotts plays and earnest and hapless accountant for city government who makes the perfect patsy for a corrupt City Council. Hijinks ensue involving Knotts' trademark jittery slapstick; a best friend who is both more and less clueless than Knotts himself; the rivalry between a hot girlfriend and a hot secretary; a stuck bowling ball; a cross-dressing granny; and a computer in a coffin. Even the sound track is almost stridently cutesy and inoffensive.

This had a bit of a sixties-sitcom feel to it, and the occasional mild sexual inuendo, while most likely somewhat blush-enducing for its time, is virtually harmless these days. Recommended for the whole family on some rainy day, in the van on a road trip, or on your iPad while flying on vacation.
½ July 12, 2010
Funny, but the confusing plot twists make this film not as good as it could've been.
½ April 28, 2009
can't believe yvonne craig was in this. she was batgirl for god's sake. i guess its not a bad thing but i never realized it was her until not TOO long ago
February 23, 2009
Very scary. Really prescient when you think about the corruption that has brought the world to it knees recently. Don Knotts is like Obama in a way, fumbling through the ashes left to him by Bush, (the town council). They kind of have a similar physical appearance as well...I also really dig the hot green chick from Star Trek. Not much swearing...that's good for religious folks I guess...
½ January 16, 2009
Classic Don Knotts. Not quite as well-known as his other movies, but decent quality.
July 1, 2008
A great Saturday afternoon matinee for the whole family. If only the politicians in real life were like the ones in this movie, the world would be much simpler.
June 14, 2008
Don Knotts not in Andy Griffith. It CAN work, it just usually doesn't.
February 2, 2008
Funny as only Don Knotts can be.
August 28, 2007
Don Knotts is his usual self in this one and it's great.
June 21, 2007
funniest movie i've ever seen
June 16, 2007
Another Knotts comedy where Knotts does what Knotts knows best: freaking out about everything. Now I always half expect to find a giant computer bank inside of coffins.
June 6, 2007
My Favorite Movie Of All Time
½ June 3, 2007
Don Knotts is the king. Of all his work, only "The Reluctant Astronaut" and his portrayal of Barney Fife are better.
May 17, 2007
Great movie! You have got to see this.
½ February 25, 2007
Funny but often unseen Don Knotts classic. Has a early 70's Disney vibe to it but was made by Universal. If you like Don Knotts you will like this movie.
½ October 11, 2006
interesting and funny
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