• PG, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Gene Wilder
    In Theaters:
    Dec 18, 1977 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 4, 2006
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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The World's Greatest Lover Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 20, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

| Original Score: 2/5

March 27, 2004
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Even those of us with a longtime and well-earned affection for Gene Wilder have to respond to The World's Greatest Lover ... with a dispirited sigh.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 9, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A shrill, silly farce that starts out with some funny moments but quickly fizzles and ends up being quite lame.

| Original Score: 4/10

November 25, 2006
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Misfire by Gene Wilder who finds he is not Mel Brooks after all.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 16, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This really just doesn't work.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 1, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 24, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The best moments are certainly worth seeing (particularly if, like me, you simply love to see Gene Wilder work) though the film as a whole is screamingly inconsistent.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 18, 2003
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

In a generation that's filled with cynical, ultra-raunchy, dark comedies, this was refreshing to me. There's a certain innocence in this kind of immature humor that I miss from the movies.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2012
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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