The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"It gave me about 10 big laughs and 20 small laughs and as many smiles. That`s value for time and money spent."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"The Naked Gun is 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."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"The proud regard in which this farce holds bad taste makes it endearing."
‑ Peter Travers, People Magazine
"The determinedly juvenile gags never stop flowing."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"All in all, a balloon-sized hoot."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"In the years since he first played Drebin, Nielsen has deepened the role, made it more subtle, more universal, more paramount."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Like the ZAZ lads' other films, this is a movie made for a VCR Saturday night. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"For those who savor silliness, The Naked Gun is humor heaven."
‑ Rose DeWolf, Philadelphia Daily News
"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."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"The Naked Gun is still very funny more than 20 years later. Leslie Nielsen is awesome, and the gags are more hit than miss."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The two Zuckers and Abrahams have, surprisingly, forgotten a principle of parody that they taught everyone else. Namely, that the jokes have to fit, and that they have to refer to the target -- in this instance police movies."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Not quite up to Airplane! or Top Secret!, but there are still laughs aplenty."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The Naked Gun is destined to become a cult comedy classic. If the holiday run doesn`t make a bundle, the returns on the video cassette will."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Who needs decency and good taste when you've got gags this funny? A classic of its type."
‑ , Film4
"It would have been nothing without Leslie Nielsen, but this was one of the funniest slapstick comedies of the 1980s."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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