The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear1991
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Critic Consensus: 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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Critic Reviews for The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Nielsen combines B-movie earnestness, exuberant mugging, and a trouper's slightly desperate cheerfulness: he turns this rather alarming character into a sweet, ebullient lunatic -- albeit one who's hell on innocent bystanders.
Even if the laugh machine isn't operating at top efficiency, it still cranks out a few choice bits of irreverent lunacy.
The enthusiastic Zucker, Zucker & Abrahams style of movie parody is too rarely seen to prompt much head-shaking about gags that don't work.
The opening and closing credits alone are almost worth the price of admission.
Audience Reviews for The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
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.
One of the best sequels of any comedy movie.
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.
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|Lt. Frank Drebin:||Congratulations! I hear Edna's pregnant again...|
|Lt. Frank Drebin:||Congratulations! I hear Edna's pregnant again.|
|Ed Hocken:||I know... and if I catch the guy who did it...|
|Ed Hocken:||I know and if I catch the guy who did it.|
|Quentin Hapsburg:||I don't recall seeing you on the guest list.|
|Lt. Frank Drebin:||That's because sometimes I go by my maiden name.|
|Commissioner Anabell Brumford:||Do you realize that, thanks to you, the city is being overrun with baboons?|
|Lt. Frank Drebin:||Isn't that the fault of the voters?|