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

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 12, 2015
It may not deliver as many sustained laughs as its predecessor, but the hit-to-miss ratio of its comic content is still high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
May 6, 2014
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.

May 6, 2014
Amusing even if the law of diminishing returns is starting to kick in.
Brian Orndorf
June 28, 2011
A nifty, crisp package, but not quite up to the standards of the original picture. A dildo drill can't solve every problem.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
January 11, 2008
Even if the laugh machine isn't operating at top efficiency, it still cranks out a few choice bits of irreverent lunacy.
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
April 28, 2006
Ribald, wild Zucker comedy with Leslie Nielsen in usual wild form.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 9, 2005
One of the funniest movies starring a multiple murderer.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
August 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
Strained spoof with intermittent (yet solid) larfs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 20, 2003
Filled with slapstick antics
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The enthusiastic Zucker, Zucker & Abrahams style of movie parody is too rarely seen to prompt much head-shaking about gags that don't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 29, 2002
Amusing, if limp, sequel to the first Naked Gun.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
November 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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