The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

1991

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

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Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear delivers a handful of moderate laughs, but overall, its strained antics pale in comparison to its gut-busting predecessor.

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The second in a series of three police detective parody films, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear features the return of Leslie Nielsen to the role of intrepid Los Angeles Police Squad Lieutenant Frank Drebin. This time, Drebin is in Washington, D.C. to investigate a malevolent industrialist (Robert Goulet) who just happens to be the new paramour of Drebin's old flame Jane (Priscilla Presley).

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A silly sequel about a clumsy cop (Leslie Nielsen) who is seeking redemption and a new start in Washington D.C., but then stumbles into a plot involving corrupt businessman looking to gain power. As is the case with most sequels, this movie is not as good or funny as the first. Sure, it has its moments and hilarious puns and instances of physical humor, but when the script misses, it REALLY misses bad. With that said, it is far from bad, anytime Nielsen on the screen you can pretty much find a reason to laugh just but subtle movements or facial expressions he makes. But he can't rescue this movie from being pretty forgettable in the end.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

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One of the best sequels of any comedy movie.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

While it doesn't have the same level of laughs like the orignal, this still has some decent laughs. However, Leslie Neilsen still maintains his wacky performance as 'Lt. Frank Drebin' shows he is still a master of slapstick comedy.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

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½

While it doesn't have the same insane amount of jokes the first part turned into an instant classic, all the trademarks are back and there is plenty of the same. That does feel a bit repetitive at times, but is too fast, silly and funny to make you realize it, really. Considering how lame the majority of today's comedies are, you actually wished you could have Frank Drebin back.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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