Wrongfully Accused Reviews

  • Apr 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.

    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.

  • Mar 05, 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.

    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.

  • Nov 12, 2016

    It's not a patch on the Naked Gun series but has its moments! Leslie Nielsen is as beautifully deadpan as ever.

    It's not a patch on the Naked Gun series but has its moments! Leslie Nielsen is as beautifully deadpan as ever.

  • Sep 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.

    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.

  • Aug 28, 2015

    Not Nielsen's best stuff, but enough of the gags work to satisfy fans of the spoofed material.

    Not Nielsen's best stuff, but enough of the gags work to satisfy fans of the spoofed material.

  • Aug 16, 2015

    THE BEST HANDS DOWN COMEDY!!!

    THE BEST HANDS DOWN COMEDY!!!

  • 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.

    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 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.

    There are some funny moments and the best parody comedy Niielson has made since the Naked Gun franchise but very forgettable quickly after watching.

  • May 12, 2015

    Hard to rate these movies because of the nature of them, hilarious in one word.

    Hard to rate these movies because of the nature of them, hilarious in one word.

  • Dec 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.

    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.