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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
For every inspired set-piece, there are one or two that don't work, making this a frequently frustrating watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 9, 2014
lives up to its intentions as an epic madcap farce, and it offers enough comic variation through the multiple characters and situations that it never feels overlong or monotonous
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
February 7, 2014
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World remains a technological and creative marvel for reasons beyond its sometimes fitful ability to make audiences laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
January 23, 2014
There's a documentary-like pleasure in watching so many legends of comedy share the screen... along with the disappointment of watching so many very funny people fail to be funny at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Cole Smithey
January 22, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] A classic example of the Screwball Comedy genre.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery
December 12, 2010
What can you say about a comedy where the Three Stooges are the most sedate people on screen?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
November 7, 2007
Stanley Kramer strikes out again with this elephantine 1963 attempt at uproarious comedy.

November 7, 2007
Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney and host of good-old-fashioned-comedy chums cram in the action, but miss the laughs in this frantic bank caper comedy.

TV Guide
November 7, 2007
This comic extravaganza starts off funny, but exhausts rather than delights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
November 7, 2007
The comic competition is so keen that it is impossible to single out any one participant as outstanding.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Kramer's 'comedy to end all comedy' stretches its material to snapping point but offers happy hours of star-spotting.
Cole Smithey
December 5, 2005
This movie defines the words "comic romp."
| Original Score: 5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
So many excellent actors and stunt men do so much in this film that it is beyond my space allowance to begin to credit them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 11, 2005
Bloated mega-comedy best for its many cameos
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 2, 2005
Still the funniest star packed comedy ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 21, 2002
An overblown elephant of a comedy. Not very funny and dated.
| Original Score: 2/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (
August 13, 2002
We just lauged and laughed -- in Cinerama, no less.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
A huge cast wasted in this interminable mess
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 27, 2002
Funny and energetic, but a long way from Kramer's best work.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 2, 2001
Favorite line: "Why don't we just shoot 'em down and be through with it.
| Original Score: 7/10
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