It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Reviews
So many exceptional over the top characters, so many off-color red herrings, so many useless but brilliantly shot moments. This might be the thrilling action flick Hitchcock would have made, if he delighted in making action flicks. As it is, Kramer did a fun-tastic job. From the initial kickoff (he coulda done a million of 'em!) to the final appearance of the Three Stooges... enjoy through to the ending.
The stunts done in this movie are something to really admire. You can tell that people definitely got hurt and that the people doing the stunts were almost crapping themselves. Like the stunt with the plane, flying all crazy-like. I'd be shitting myself.
That proper English gentlemen had me rolling. He was probably the funniest character of them all, using very proper very English terms.
In the end, it was all for nothing.
Overall, a very fun movie to watch, a riot of a movie.
Saw this on 01/9/16
Stanley Kramer makes a memorable yet silly comedy film that takes some time to become interesting. Its a nice change of mood for the director after Judgement at Nuremberg and Inherit the wind.
Stanley Kramer, a man not known for comedy, directed this film with a real, tangible commitment to making it the most zany and crazy comedy epic of all time. It has everyone from Sid Caeser to Mickey Rooney; Buster Keaton to Ethel Merman, and even briefly the Three Stooges.
This film couldn't possibly happen in a Hollywood landscape like the one that exists today. It's a reflection of a time when comedians came together in the name of comedy, for the sake of helping people forget all of their problems for a couple hours.