The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

Seeking vengeance when his partner (Simpson) is shot full of holes by drug dealers, Lt. Frank Drebin searches for the Mister Big behind it all. Drebin suspects above-reproach shipping magnate Vincent Ludwig, but he can't prove a thing.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 2, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Naked Gun is chock full of gags that are goofy, unapologetically crass, and ultimately hilarious.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

It gave me about 10 big laughs and 20 small laughs and as many smiles. That`s value for time and money spent.

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Dave Kehr
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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hilarious irreverent slapstick comedy satire.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

In the years since he first played Drebin, Nielsen has deepened the role, made it more subtle, more universal, more paramount.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Peter Travers
People Magazine

The proud regard in which this farce holds bad taste makes it endearing.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not quite up to Airplane! or Top Secret!, but there are still laughs aplenty.

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Rose DeWolf
Philadelphia Daily News

For those who savor silliness, The Naked Gun is humor heaven.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Another great hit from the team ZAZ with the brillant Leslie Nielsen in his most remember role, or at least one of the most remember, Lt.Frank Drebin.
Jens S.
While the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker team had already showed what their humor is capable of in "Airplane!" and "Top Secret" they finally got the… More
Samuel Riley
One of the funniest films to exist. This superb comedy proves that Leslie Nielsen is the King of slapstick. With so many laughs, this may most likely leave you… More
Jim Careter
The Naked Gun is a spoof film everyone can love. The story is non stop laughter, and the characters are classic. Leslie Nielson to this day is still one of my… More
Directors Cat
The Naked Gun is the daddy of parody movies. Along with Leslie's previous film "Airplane!". Its usually the amount of slapstick that breaks… More
KJ Proulx
This loveable comedy is both sweet and smart. Leslie Nielsen is a comedic genius who makes every on-screen appearance funny. If only this film were longer and… More