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The Producers Reviews

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 7, 2006
Not up to the inspired example of its classic inspiration.
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
January 5, 2006
Ladies and gentlemen, for your enjoyment we present... Diminishing Returns: The Musical!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 4, 2006
When it works (which is more than half the time), it's because the source material is funny and flamboyant, and the movie is competent in recreating those tones.
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Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 3, 2006
A movie is in serious trouble when my pervading thought is how much I'd rather be watching the play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brett Buckalew
January 3, 2006
Ferrell hasn't been this enjoyably nuts since Old School, proving that his real talent is as an ensemble player rather than a marquee star.
Cole Smithey
January 1, 2006
The play may be lousy, but the actors are great.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 31, 2005
Finally, a Broadway gem made into a film that old-time movie musical fans like me can cheer about!
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 31, 2005
Shot and edited as though it were made forty years ago, The Producers is a creaky relic of the musical's heyday.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
December 31, 2005
God bless Mel Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 31, 2005
Not so much a film as an awkwardly framed souvenir of the Broadway hit musical, The Producers needs a live audience like a candle needs oxygen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 31, 2005
Someone involved in the production made the horrible mistake of not telling the actors that they weren't on stage anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
December 31, 2005
All the performers act in big, broad strokes. They create a comic world consistent in its over-the-top qualities and seem to have such a good time doing so that their zany spirit is infectious.
| Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 30, 2005
Brooks' Broadway blockbuster may prove that blustery bad taste is timeless ... Ferrell is so ferociously over the top, I hope the other cast members all got rabies shots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 29, 2005
Esta refilmagem poderia perfeitamente ter sido produzida pelo próprio Max Bialystock.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 28, 2005
Works on its own terms and is a version of The Producers well worth having.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 28, 2005
'Everything is show biz, don't you know,' states Lane, and 'The Producers' evangelizes this message with fundamentalist zeal.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
December 28, 2005
A painted-pink pipe bomb of broad stereotypes that explodes with some big laughs, but takes no risks.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Utichi
December 28, 2005
By the end you're asking yourself if they went to any trouble at all or simply took a film camera to a performance of the musical itself
| Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 27, 2005
You could think of The Producers as a way to see most of the Broadway cast for 1/12 the price of a Broadway ticket. Or you could think of it as a bad idea at any price.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jack Zink
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 27, 2005
Fans of those movies will appreciate the gesture, but this film isn't likely to make any new converts.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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