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76

Metascore

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90
Washington Post
More juvenile than a Mel Brooks movie, wittier than "Get Smart," almost as low as "Animal House" and close to the laugh count of "Airplane!", "Gun" is a loving parody of every cop show that ever syndicated its way to your living room. [2 Dec 1988]
90
Crass, broad, irreverent, wacky fun - and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Reviewing The Naked Gun... is like reporting on a monologue by Rodney Dangerfield - you can get the words but not the music.
88
Chicago Tribune
Hugely funny, but it's also liberating-precisely because it centers its aim on that cold, closed system and blows it apart. The straight lines are shattered; the empty spaces in the images are packed full until they burst. [2 Dec 1988]
80
Los Angeles Times
In the years since he first played Drebin, Nielsen has deepened the role, made it more subtle, more universal, more paramount. He's brought out an almost preternatural mellowness in a character who began as a relatively uncomplicated dimwit. [2 Dec 1988]
80
Washington Post
You have the right to remain silent. But if you do, call 911 -- your funny bone is busted. [2 Dec 1988]
75
San Francisco Chronicle
You don't walk out thinking or feeling anything in particular, except satisfied that you got your money's worth and maybe even got a little tired from laughing so hard. [2 Dec 1988]
75
USA Today
Bottom-line funny, often convulsively so. [2 Dec 1988]
70
A continuous stream of verbal and visual gags that come so fast, you don't have time to realize how bad/old/corny they are.
63
Christian Science Monitor
The action isn't as consistently funny or surprising this time, but there's a lot of laughter to be found between the merely crude moments. [2 Dec 1988]

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