MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 126 this week

The Critic (1963)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 530 users  
Reviews: 11 user

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director:

Writer:

(creator)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1436 titles
created 27 May 2011
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 300 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Critic" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Critic (1963)

The Critic (1963) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Critic.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Charade (1984)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A talented, but doomed, gentleman tries to participate in a properly British game of charades.

Director: John Minnis
Stars: John Minnis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders' ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Bernadette Le Saché, François Cluzet
Certificate: GP Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Ron Moody, Frank Langella
Life Stinks (1991)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor
The Fly (1981)
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rófusz
Screw Loose (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

The owner of an Italian natural food company has a heart attack and asks his son, Bernardo, to find the man who saved his life in World War II and bring him to his deathbed. He does so and ... See full summary »

Director: Ezio Greggio
Stars: Ezio Greggio, Mel Brooks, Julie Condra
The Warrior (2001)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.

Director: Sung-su Kim
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Sung-kee Ahn, Jin-mo Ju
High Anxiety (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman
Silent Movie (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise
The Producers (1967)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Director: Lee Mishkin
Stars: Orson Welles
The Man in the Moon (TV Movie 1960)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Andy Williams, Lisa Kirk, Diahann Carroll
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What da H--- is Dis? Dis is from the FUNNIEST short of the century! See more »


Certificate:

Approved

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il critico  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Man from Russia: What the hell is this? Must be a cartoon.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why this is not in print is a mystery.
2 October 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short won the Academy Award for Animated Short and it deserved the prize! This is marvelously funny and its unavailablity, given the stature of Mel Brooks and the success of his projects with Carl Reiner, is unfortunate and somewhat puzzling. Ernest Pintoff's animation is largely unavailable and that's a shame, because he did some great stuff. Well worth watching. Most highly recommended to all of you wonderful people in the audience. It's better than Saran Wrap!


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pure Mel schles-1
Discuss The Critic (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?