The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) - Comedy, Crime

Hohum Score



Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

IMDB: 7.6
Director: David Zucker
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 10 out of 206 found boring (4.85%)

One-line Reviews (35)

It stays original, unpredictable and funny right until the end.

Fresh off of kicking terrorist butt in Beirut, Drebin returns home to an empty apartment and a broken heart.

Overall, an entertaining and enjoyable film.

The script takes unexpected turns and the dialogue is absolutely brilliant.

The Naked Gun is one of the Zucker Brothers' more entertaining films, and one of the better spoofs of crime/action films out there.

It was ranked down for some real repetitive jokes, doing the same thing over and over just gets lame after awhile.

My 3 choice words: Hilarious, Silly, Entertaining

Time for the Jewish propaganda machine to take a break!!

It is clearly part of the Jewish-controlled Hollywood propaganda attempting to label Arabs as terrorists.

As such this makes for an entertaining slice of hokum that leaves one with a smile of your face when you stop watching it.

They've forgotten that the most effective way to make fun of a cliché is by coming up with an ingenious twist.

With awesome acting, an exciting plot and a classical crime drama-style music score, I recommend this film to any movie-lovers.

The entire movie is a hilarious romp and I highly recommend it.

At what point did the genre go wrong and become such a dreary, uninspired affair?

"So many gags are really enjoyable.

I highly recommend it to anyone who loves comedy movies such as this!

It weaves out an intense sequence with such sincerity that you fall for it and then it mocks it away on all levels where you find yourself practically all giddy up for more.

Most of the laughs and sight gags galore work acceptably , particularly the jokes with the Queen's reception fiasco ; however, the overlong gags about the baseball are dull and boring .

In the film, Drebin imagines himself as the cocksure Philip Marlowe guy, there is the snappy noir voice-over, the Double Indemnity quotations, the alluring woman, the glistening pavements and neon night atmosphere....

Heartfelt and riveting from the first frame to the last.

And before the movie ends, they manage to skewer practically every cliché known to the cop genre.

) made an enjoyable comedic spoof, based on the failed TV Show.

This is crude junk, a smear on film history, and is a waste of your time.

DVD includes an entertaining commentary track by David Zucker, Producer:Robert K.

themes of the story, which slight at best and predictable, always keep you on your feet.

It's an important film, as well as very entertaining.

I laughed til it hurt and at times, the laughing was so intense that I remember wishing that they'd stop the movie for a minute so I could catch my breath :) The reason I think this one worked so well (and the reason why pretty much all movies of this type after it sucked) is because a lot of the situations were believable.

A ton of slapstick is featured in this spoof, and as big a fan as I am of the type of humour, I have to admit that this film may overdo it a bit at times, making some of the gags a tad too predictable.

Overall this film is very enjoyable to watch and one of the best comedies ever made.

Back in the time of its release, it probably was a film that guys dragged their girlfriends to (revenge for being dragged to chick flicks), but sometime tells me that even the ladies in the crowd could laugh at the delicious un-p.

an enjoyable exercise of outrageously silly gags .

You have a fight scenes in the beginning of the movie which are fun, the film is very entertaining, fast paced and funny as hell.

This may look like a plotless comedy, and it somewhat is.

In brief: "Naked Gun" is entertaining fare, though it is certainly no "Airplane" or even "Police Squad.

This movie is worth watching if you enjoyed Nelson in films like 'Airplane!