Noises Off
Noises Off (1992)

Michael Frayn's frantic West End and Broadway farce makes a literal transformation to the screen in Peter Bogdanoch's faithful adaptation, which is transplanted from the London suburbs to Des Moines, Iowa to accommodate the (mostly)… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 20, 1992
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Sexual innuendo in farce about actors putting on a play.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Works much better as stage vehicle, but loaded with stars and laughs.

Fred Topel

Very entertaining theater comedy. Maintains theatrical feel as the farce continues.

Douglas Pratt

one can't help laughing at at least some of the film's best gags

Widgett Walls

Someone turned the farce up to eleven.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

It was better on stage, but the movie isn't unwatchable

Scott Weinberg

Extremely energetic theater farce benefits from a colorful (and inexhaustable) ensemble.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hilarious movie

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Okay film version of a play that probably works better onstage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Muito engraçado, diversão do inicio ao fim.
Byron Brubaker
I can't imagine how this play is accomplished on live stage (and it is). Well I have seen a live theater version of this play now, and I still can't… More
Curtis Lilly
Drama club people like this type of stuff. Those darn drama club people. The real play was good, but did I really need to see a movie of a play of a play?
David Sayers
Well, you can't accuse the cast for not putting the effort into this one. The whole thing is so fast paced it leaves you exhausted. Unfortunately that… More
Megan S
It was cute. It wasn't as horrible as I had heard it was. I do agree that it doesn't translate as well on screen. Go see the live version it is… More
Simeon Deutsch
Ludicrously hilarious; a slapstick comedy that at first doesn't seem that funny, then progressively layers itself until you can't stop laughing.… More