The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) - Comedy, Crime

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: David Zucker
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 9 out of 95 found boring (9.47%)

One-line Reviews (29)

Still, very entertaining and funny.

Some of this is the Three Stooges, a lot of it is the surrealism of Tex Avery, so a lot of paradox and surprise, a lot of nonsequitur and absurd mayhem; then film noir - the snappy wisecracks always deliberately stupid, the voice-over always pondering the obvious; classic Hollywood for the romance; capers for the secret agencies pulling the strings; action flicks.

Slightly dated but still worth watching today - 83% .

Rating : Average but entertaining and amusing .

That's what I said in 1988 when the first "Naked Gun" movie was released, an enjoyable popcorn film that had audiences laughing so hard in the movies that often the audience missed a joke or two.

Very enjoyable sequel to a classic .

Banal .

Is "The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear" worth watching for fans of "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Gags that soars above all are a thrilling dancing number, a sensual spoof encounter between lead characters, an old lady beaten unknowingly by Nielsen, all the given speeches in the film and him attempting to uncuff himself.

Some of the gags are way too long.

, BASEketball, Ruthless People) made an enjoyable sequel to the original.

More socialist propaganda.

While more mayhem and gags fill the screen than in the first "Naked Gun," the resulting humor is more predictable and a lot less funny.

Could this be a dreary, worthless remake of a highly respected parody film?

But not because you were yawning all the time.

Robert Goulet is appropriately sly as a villain who gets his just desserts in the most unexpected way.

" It might try and squeeze a bit more than called for in attempt to outdo the original "Naked Gun," but it still remains an entertaining and painless 85 minutes.

a daft but enjoyable funny film .

Every sexual cliché in the book is used here: trains going thru tunnels, rockets going off, gushing fire hydrants, "pointed obelisk" monuments raising up (a 1953 "Ten Commandments" clip!

All in all, very enjoyable.

"The Naked Gun" was so unique in the fact that it was actually funny and entertaining, very rare for this genre.

He is just brilliant and well worth watching on his own, although you're doing the rest of the cast a grave disservice.

What also helps is its variety of humor, ranging from slapstick, to silly comebacks, to pop culture references, to hilarious imagery, to witty dialogue, to surprising and unexpected moments, and finally, the visual jokes practically all over the place.

You hear the plot outline, see the movie posters and hear the names of the cast, resulting in knowledge that this action comedy will be a spoof, and it was a really enjoyable one.

I was thinking this was gonna be my least favorite, because when I read the plot's for all 3, this sounded the most boring.

Entertaining sequel with some big laughs.

For the most part, both sequels were entertaining and funny.

It seems like a different type of comedy, with less gags and more slapstick humor, and the humor is at a slower rate.

This sequel may not quite be up to par, it is too short for my tastes and one or two of the gags come so fast you are in danger of missing them, such as the items on the hostess's tray,in the blues' cafe but it is very funny and enjoyable.