Top Secret!
Top Secret! (1984)

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an… More

Rated: PG
Running Time:
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 8, 1984
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The plot combines the rock musical with the spy thriller (not to mention assorted other genres), and the comic invention is fairly constant.

Full review…
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Signs of desperation have begun to creep in some time before the end.

Full review…
TV Guide

Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker present a narrative that is hopelessly convoluted, but that, of course, is exactly their intention as they pile joke upon joke, filling their film with inventive sight gags.

Full review…
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

This time, though, the creative group has neglected to build to the kind of giddy, everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink climax that made Airplane! such a memorable exercise in anarchy.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie will cheerfully go for a laugh wherever one is even remotely likely to be found.

Full review…

Featuring cows wearing boots, a scene involving skeet surfin' (filmed in Cornwall of all places), and French characters named 'Déjà Vu' and 'Avant Garde', this is an absurd comedy that hits far more times than it misses.

Full review…
Variety Staff

Secret! shares the same wonderful wacky attitude that allows just about any kind of gag to come flowing in and out of the picture at the strangest times.

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Top Secret! comes nowhere near Airplane! but in its own cheerful, low-pressure way, it's about as amiable an entertainment as you will find this summer.

Full review…
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Jokes so stupid as to seem almost surreal, an amazing range of cultural referents and a smattering of genuinely witty conceits.

Full review…
More reviews for Top Secret!

Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
If you are aware of the Zucker brothers' particular oeuvre, then you already know that this film is immature, hilarious, and is definitely worth watching.… More
Aj V
Another spoof movie from the makers of Airplane, but this one is no where near as good. It's okay, but unfunny for the most part.
Alex roy
Top Secret! Is a pretty funny comedy from the directors of Airplane! The film successfully parodies many espionage films, and has plenty of laughs. The film… More
Thomas Bowler
Absolutely genius. Laugh after stomach hurting laugh.
Wahida K
Wow I dont believe I was so bored with a Movie which was directed by Zucker/Abrahams. There was only one and really one scene that I laughed my socks off, but I… More
Tim Salmons
Funny at times, but not a real classic in my book.