Hot Shots!
Hot Shots! (1991)

From director Jim Abrahams, one of the minds behind the Airplane! and Naked Gun films, comes another parody. This time around, Abrahams has his sights set on the action-adventure genre, specifically Top Gun. Charlie Sheen stars as Topper… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 31, 1991
DVD Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

A good parody will make a forceful play for laughs, but this movie practically holds the viewer down in a tickle chair, drilling for any reaction. I admire the determination but the effect has worn off some. Maybe it's Sheen.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

On-target with satirical shots at familiar films.

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Scott Weinberg

Doesn't acheive "Airplane!" (or even "Top Secret!") status, but there are more than enough chuckles to warrant a recommendation.

Widgett Walls

Well, it's not Airplane! but precious little is.

Fred Topel

Great parody. Biting spoofs of Dances with Wolves, Top Gun and more.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...flags in the middle, some of its gags trying to reach too far for a laugh, but an adequate amount of it is good enough to make up for the rest.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

No one does silly better than Lloyd Bridges.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Sheen is very good at the deadpan humor that makes these films fly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
This is a parody of the super serious Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun of the 1980's, which is to say that the material practically writes itself. At the time of… More
JY Skacto
<i>Top Gun</i> takes a turn for the funny in Jim Abrahams' <i>Hot Shots!</i>.<p>Flying in at 80+ minutes of screen time, the… More
KJ Proulx
"Hot Shots!" comes during the peak of spoof films, just before the downhill disasters and right after the best of the best. With clever jokes… More
Alex roy
Hot Shots! Is a spoof of Top Gun. This is a pretty funny film that has lots of memorable moments. The cast do a pretty decent job at bringing on the laughs, and… More
Phil Hubbs
Back in 1986 there was a movie called 'Top Gun', you might have heard of it, it did quite well. During casting the young Charles Sheen was considered… More
Aj V
An okay spoof movie, it has a fair amount of funny jokes, but it could have been a lot better.