The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
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 guest at a White House dinner, receiving an award for shooting his 1,000th drug dealer, although he admits to shooting only 998 -- he ran over the last two in his car. ("Luckily, they turned out to be drug dealers"). Also at the White House dinner is energy czar Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths), whom President George Bush (John Roarke)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
"The enthusiastic Zucker, Zucker & Abrahams style of movie parody is too rarely seen to prompt much head-shaking about gags that don't work."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"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."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Not quite as fresh as the first."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of the funniest movies starring a multiple murderer."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A feeble sequel."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The opening and closing credits alone are almost worth the price of admission."
‑ John F. Kelly, Washington Post
"Amusing even if the law of diminishing returns is starting to kick in."
‑ , Film4
"Ribald, wild Zucker comedy with Leslie Nielsen in usual wild form."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A real step down after the brilliant movie and TV show."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Even if the laugh machine isn't operating at top efficiency, it still cranks out a few choice bits of irreverent lunacy."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"In the limbo of comedy, few can go lower than Zucker without visibly straining."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A nifty, crisp package, but not quite up to the standards of the original picture. A dildo drill can't solve every problem."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Provides sporadic laughs, but not as consistently funny as the first one."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Strained spoof with intermittent (yet solid) larfs."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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