The World's Greatest Lover
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

In this comedy, a 1920s movie producer, Zitz (Dom DeLuise), is searching for the next Rudolph Valentino. When Rudy Valentine (Gene Wilder) sets off to audition for the part, he must compete with scores of other men for the part, while… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

In a generation that's filled with cynical, ultra-raunchy, dark comedies, this was refreshing to me. There's a certain innocence in this kind of immature humor that I miss from the movies.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Misfire by Gene Wilder who finds he is not Mel Brooks after all.

Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A shrill, silly farce that starts out with some funny moments but quickly fizzles and ends up being quite lame.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This really just doesn't work.

Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Even those of us with a longtime and well-earned affection for Gene Wilder have to respond to The World's Greatest Lover ... with a dispirited sigh.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The best moments are certainly worth seeing (particularly if, like me, you simply love to see Gene Wilder work) though the film as a whole is screamingly inconsistent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I loved this movie, It stars two of my favourite actors, and it's also directed by Wilder. The story is hilarious as are the jokes within it. I highly… More
Anthony Valletta
Not Gene Wilder's best.