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

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 14, 2002
An even sequel that misses the freshness of the original or the TV series.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"amusing, unmemorable sequel"
| Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
Apollo Guide
August 28, 2001
A lesser laugh trip than the original, yet still one worth checking out.
| Original Score: 77/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
This sequel might feel like a simple reworking of the first film if Leslie Nielsen weren't so consistently appealing in his role as Frank Drebin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Nielsen's secret is that he does almost nothing, and certainly nothing he seems to think is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John F. Kelly
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The opening and closing credits alone are almost worth the price of admission.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In the limbo of comedy, few can go lower than Zucker without visibly straining.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Somehow this sequel never reaches the heights of inspired lunacy that made the original so memorable, and there are no extended set-pieces that work as well as the first film's opening battle with America's enemies or the climactic baseball game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Smells bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Something of a disappointment.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
May 23, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Fazio
Citysearch
April 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
David Poland
Hot Button
November 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
June 28, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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