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The Producers Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
The original was far funnier and somehow managed to cut to the chase with less of a song and dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 25, 2007
Be prepared to laugh from the opening credits through the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
The play is everything in this uneven movie, which is alternately groan-inducing and side-splitting.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
December 30, 2006
Confirmed my original opinion that the musical version of The Producers was a flash-in-the-pan success that won't be remembered ten years from now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Director Stroman (who also choreographed the film) has also paid tribute to the theatre by casting such stage stars as Brent Barrett, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Andrea Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The real reason to see this film is the addition of the musical numbers -- catchy and clever songs, written in the style of classic 1950s Broadway musicals.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Stage director Susan Stroman brings it all in, including the high spirits and naughty fun, though a few more dancers in some of the musical numbers might have filled the screen better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
Shows such affinity for the stage that it barely qualifies as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
Is it better than the stage version? Not necessarily. But this is a faithful rendition that should succeed in bringing a delightful old-fashioned crowd-pleaser to a new audience.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
This is extraneous for anyone who's seen the original film or show, presumably leaving everyone else to wonder what all the fuss has been about.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 24, 2006
Arguably the funniest movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
January 19, 2006
It's a broad, slightly naughty comedy in musical form from the skewed, if not a little twisted, comic genius Mel Brooks.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Barely adequate.
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
January 15, 2006
Not great, but still funnier than most other comedies released in 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2006
Bad taste can sometimes be fun (check out the Warhol films), but when it's not it turns out to be just plain irritating like this version of The Producers.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 13, 2006
My suggestion: rent the original
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 12, 2006
A shrill and grating production ... watching it is rather like trying on a never ending series of hair shirts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 11, 2006
Laugh til' you drop - the musical version of The Producers is finally here. When Mel Brooks conceived his comedy satire, the subject matter of ridiculing Hitler was brave to say the least. And nearly 40 years later, it still leaves bite marks.
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
January 10, 2006
Little more than the show audiences paid to see in New York.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2006
This is a very funny idea, made all the more entertaining by the actors going over the top - Ze show is unjinxable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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