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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Stroman should have studied the original Producers that Brooks directed in 1968, with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. It answers the question "Where did they go right?" show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Most of the bits and performances have a hard time making the transition from stage to screen. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Enough is enough. Somebody should just stop remaking The Producers. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Producers is nightmarish, in its febrile way, a head-bangingly primitive version of an overrated Broadway show that grew out of a clumsy 1968 movie with an inflated reputation. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If you have seen the play, especially if you've seen it with the original cast, treasure the memory and protect it. The movie will attack it like a virus. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The best two performances belong to Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. For the film to work, though, the two best roles should belong to Tony-winning Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the title roles. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It was fun, it was funny, it was alive. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Susan Stroman directed the show on Broadway and what she has done here is photograph that show -- no more, no less. This is good news for anyone who couldn't afford a trip to New York and $100 tickets, but it's a fairly odd approach to cinema. show more

  • 75

    Once you drink The Producers' Kool-Aid, it's a thoroughly enjoyable descent into madness. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    The chemistry is intact, but performances that were reaching-for-the-balcony big on Broadway haven't been scaled back a bit for a more intimate, up-close medium. show more

  • July 09, 2008 grease da word
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    Such an Awesome movie! I saw a local version of the show and I love both Show and movie. THANK YOU MEL BROOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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