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The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
[A] misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The endlessly tasteless juvenilia should make you ashamed of laughing yourself into a stupor.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 6, 2014
Like the ZAZ lads' other films, this is a movie made for a VCR Saturday night. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations.
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
It's excruciatingly rotten in every sense: not funny, not comical, not entertaining, not even fun to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
If your expectations are low enough, you might find a way to enjoy occasional moments in the movie.
Emanuel Levy
November 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 6, 2014
The two Zuckers and Abrahams have, surprisingly, forgotten a principle of parody that they taught everyone else. Namely, that the jokes have to fit, and that they have to refer to the target -- in this instance police movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rose DeWolf
Philadelphia Daily News
May 6, 2014
For those who savor silliness, The Naked Gun is humor heaven.
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 6, 2014
The Naked Gun is destined to become a cult comedy classic. If the holiday run doesn`t make a bundle, the returns on the video cassette will.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is as transparent as a third-grader with a water gun, and yet I would rather review a new film by Ingmar Bergman, for there, at least, would be themes to discuss and visual strategies to analyze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 6, 2014
The determinedly juvenile gags never stop flowing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
August 12, 2002
Always hysterical, no matter how much you watch it!
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
October 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Bawdy, dumb-humor classic spoofs '80s cop dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
Not quite up to Airplane! or Top Secret!, but there are still laughs aplenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 29, 2009
Nielsen in particular is superb, cracking his fašade for only the biggest of jokes.
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Variety Staff
January 11, 2008
The Naked Gun is crass, broad, irreverent, wacky fun -- and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Willie Waffle
April 2, 2004
One of the greatest comedies ever made. The laughs don't stop.
| Original Score: 5/5
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