The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
A feeble sequel.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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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
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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.
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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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Entertainment Weekly
June 28, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: B+