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April 18, 2017
In contrast to the "critic" reviews, I consider this Leslie Nielsen's best movie, with the runners-up being the three Naked Gun movies and Airplane, and all the others being so bad they're not worth mentioning. The opening sequence in Wrongfully Accused is one of the best executed I've seen, with a combination of good orchestral music and visual gags to go along with it. Like every slapstick movie, including those other four, there are certainly a fair number of jokes that won't make you laugh, but this and the other four of Leslie Nielsen's best are a world above what has passed for slapstick parody since, such as the mind-numbingly awful flicks from the Wayan brothers (e.g., Scary Movie series) and equally awful fare like Not Another Teen Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, etc. Considering how bad their scripts are, the only explanation I have for some (if not all) of those movies being more successful financially is that they appear to have had bigger and better marketing campaigns behind them.
March 5, 2017
Leslie Nielsen is clearly dedicated to his performance but it doesn't save a thin script loaded to the brim with an onslaught of slapstick, innuendo and pop culture references. The best jokes are in the last 20 minutes.
½ November 12, 2016
It's not a patch on the Naked Gun series but has its moments! Leslie Nielsen is as beautifully deadpan as ever.
September 27, 2016
Leslie Nielsen's Naked Gun films certainly had their ups and downs, but always had enough laughs to make them worthwhile. Wrongfully Accused tries to recapture that formula, but bumbles along and falls flat on its face. The script and jokes are pretty uninspired, even compared to previous Leslie Nielsen outings.
½ September 30, 2015
It's actually staggering how bad this is considering how similar the sense of humour is to Naked Gun. There are occasionally funny moments but the silliness is too heavy handed, lazy and completely uninspired.
½ August 28, 2015
Not Nielsen's best stuff, but enough of the gags work to satisfy fans of the spoofed material.
August 16, 2015
May 25, 2015
Minnesotans will like this movie, if just for the many references to our state alone. Citizens of the town of Columbia Heights, MN will like it even more. There's not much for the rest of the country. It's a average parody.
May 17, 2015
A funny spoof from director Pat Proft that is funny, but incredibly stupid.
May 14, 2015
There are some funny moments and the best parody comedy Niielson has made since the Naked Gun franchise but very forgettable quickly after watching.
½ May 12, 2015
Hard to rate these movies because of the nature of them, hilarious in one word.
½ December 20, 2014
Both Naked Gun's Leslie Nielsen and First Blood's Richard Crenna save the movie otherwise laden with jokes that occasionally go nowhere in this film.
September 8, 2014
Ryan Harrison a remarkable human being.
August 22, 2014
A terrible parody. You probably have heard that this movie stinks and I can tell you that it is guilty as charged. (First and only viewing - 11/2/2008)
½ August 21, 2014
One of the funnier, less appreciated spoof movies
½ May 6, 2014
Ex-ZAZ teamate Pat Proft's thriller 'spoof' bears all the marks of a later day parody. This includes badly timed slapstick and lame references at every corner (from Star Wars, to Charlie's Angels, to even Titanic). As a byproduct. the plot is no more than a sloppy series of sketches rather than a cohesive piece unlike some of the genre's crown jewels, including ones Proft worked on, like 'Airplane' or 'Hot Shots':
½ April 28, 2014
Another Leslie Neilson comedy from writer Pat Proft, who also wrote Police Squad!, the Naked Gun films, and Mr. Magoo. This one spoofs several hit action films from the era, namely The Fugitive. I've always enjoyed Neilson, even in serious roles, and this one has its moments but is a hit and miss film in terms of the jokes.
December 3, 2013
Ryan Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) is a man of sophistication and musical artistry who is at the height of his brilliant career when he is vamped into a sizzling affair with wealthy temptress Lauren Goodhue (Kelly LeBrock). Unaware he is the patsy in her murder plot he is turned into a man wrongfully accused, found guilty and sentenced to death. Harrison must escape to prove his innocence. ...Somewhere in the naked city lurks an one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed man responsible for this murder!

also stars Richard Crenna, Melinda McGraw, Michael York, Sandra Bernhard, Aaron Pearl, Leslie Jones and Ben Ratner.

directed by Pat Proft.
October 20, 2013
Yes, it's stupid, but it's enjoyably stupid.
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