Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Crass, broad, irreverent, wacky fun - and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.
  2. More juvenile than a Mel Brooks movie, wittier than "Get Smart," almost as low as "Animal House" and close to the laugh count of "Airplane!", "Gun" is a loving parody of every cop show that ever syndicated its way to your living room. [2 Dec 1988]
  3. 88
    Reviewing The Naked Gun... is like reporting on a monologue by Rodney Dangerfield - you can get the words but not the music.
  4. 88
    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. [2 Dec 1988]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    10
    Unequivocally the greatest of its kind, "The Naked Gun" is a gut-busting satire with just enough crass gags to make you want to roll on the ground in tears. Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2014
    10
    Absolutely fantastic film, at some moments I was gasping for air that I was laughing so hard, I loved this one so much that I decided to watch the whole trilogy of the Naked Gun.
    A great and hilarious film that I would most definitely recommend.
    Full Review »
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    8
    The Naked Gun, in essence, provides us with hilarious entertainment for 85 minutes. That's about all of the purpose of this movie. If you expected solid character studies, emotional depth, or Oscar-caliber performances, than you're watching the wrong movie. Full Review »