Mafia! (1998)

Satirist Jim Arahams returned with this comedy spoofing the Godfather trilogy, and other films and TV, including Jurassic Park, Lord of the Dance, and Barney. The opening emulates a Saul Bass sequence with Anthony Cortino (Jay Mohr) in a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 24, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Stinky attempt to recapture the magic of "Airplane."

Hollywood Bitchslap

Every moment of laughter is punctuated by the loud thud of the next joke. Mohr deserves more than this hackneyed screenplay.

Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

With classic gangster films currently out of vogue, Mafia! can't shoot anything but blanks.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Another nail in the coffin of the once hilarious Airplane genre.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

enough yuks to fill up a funny short subject

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

lopes along aimlessly, squandering most of its best ideas in its first half-hour.

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Fred Topel

Okay spoof comedy, but missing a lot of the charm of Zucker movies.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

This picture does for dumb humor what Armageddon does for action shots and The Mask of Zorro does for swordfights, flinging them out so frantically that you feel you've gotten your money's worth long before the halfway mark.

Michael Dequina

The freshness date for the joke-a-second comedy style has just about expired.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Pretty decent comedy that spoofs crime films. The cast here are pretty good, nothing ever special. The film does manage to bring on a few good laughs, but… More
Curtis Lilly
Another stupid comedy.
Cassandra Maples
I was really looking forward to seeing this film last night as I am a huge fan of the Airplanes, Hot Shots, Police Squads, Naked Guns and Top Secret. I found… More
Frisby 2007
This is supposed to be a spoof of "The Godfather", other mafia-based movies, & some other film with with Robert DeNiro. Only, it's on the… More
Lady D'arbanville
The spoof comed which is a comical tribute to all the great Amercian gangster movies. Perhaps, not quite as amusing as I remember, but a good watch and if… More
Leo L