The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)

Leslie Nielsen returns as the intrepid (and accident-prone) Lt. Frank Drebin in Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, "un film de David Zucker." This second feature film from the "Police Squad!" series finds Drebin as a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The slapstick antics of this sequel provide a few laughs, but fail to equal those of the original.

Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker

Nielsen combines B-movie earnestness, exuberant mugging, and a trouper's slightly desperate cheerfulness: he turns this rather alarming character into a sweet, ebullient lunatic -- albeit one who's hell on innocent bystanders.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The enthusiastic Zucker, Zucker & Abrahams style of movie parody is too rarely seen to prompt much head-shaking about gags that don't work.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

What's at work here is the comedy law of diminishing returns: if you tell the same jokes over and over and over again, they become less and less and less funny.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A feeble sequel.

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John F. Kelly
Washington Post

The opening and closing credits alone are almost worth the price of admission.

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Amusing even if the law of diminishing returns is starting to kick in.

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Variety Staff

Even if the laugh machine isn't operating at top efficiency, it still cranks out a few choice bits of irreverent lunacy.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

In the limbo of comedy, few can go lower than Zucker without visibly straining.

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Brian Orndorf

A nifty, crisp package, but not quite up to the standards of the original picture. A dildo drill can't solve every problem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A silly sequel about a clumsy cop (Leslie Nielsen) who is seeking redemption and a new start in Washington D.C., but then stumbles into a plot involving corrupt… More
Jens S.
While it doesn't have the same insane amount of jokes the first part turned into an instant classic, all the trademarks are back and there is plenty of the… More
Lucas Martins
One of the best sequels of any comedy movie.
KJ Proulx
This equally funny sequel may not have the comedic originality or storyline that the first one had, but the impact that this one had on me came extremely close… More
Samuel Riley
While it doesn't have the same level of laughs like the orignal, this still has some decent laughs. However, Leslie Neilsen still maintains his wacky… More
Tim Salmons
This is not quite up to the original, but it still has funny stuff in it. I think the problem is that the original was a spoof of the cliche that cop meets… More