The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
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The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles. As in the other Naked Gun films, this plot is merely an excuse for an unhinged, rapid-fire succession of gags, ranging from satirical lampoons of cop movies to broad slapstick, all played with a perfectly straight face. Nielsen provides his familiar… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Silly enough to make you laugh sometimes in spite of yourself -- at least if you're feeling like a little boy."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Manages to be not only still funny but energetically slapped together and occasionally inventive."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Any film that can resurrect Pia Zadora from obscurity, if only to plunk a tuba on her head and toss her off a stage, deserves some kind of award."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"On the bright side, OJ's last film."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"This time out, they've apparently hit bottom."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The film's first-time director, Peter Segal, has adopted the series' style seamlessly."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Wherever you are in the story, there's always something funny coming at you."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Funny enough."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"You'll laugh; what more do you want?"
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"It's sad to see what started out as such a lively and creative series descend to this -- a feeble attempt to stretch a few pedestrian jokes into a feature-length film."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It occurred to me, watching the film, that what Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley do here is not easy, and is done well."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"deeply silly"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Still funny."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Third time was not a charm for this winning franchise."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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