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 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  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. 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 »
  3. Feb 22, 2014
    9
    Absolutely hilarious, just like Airplane. The Naked Gun is a joke a minute satire that may be based around dirty jokes and gags, but it is entirely fantastic. It is a tad over the top, but that is the point. Much like Airplane, the pace is very very fast, especially when it comes to jokes, which leaves you laughing continously and having to pause the movie to stop laughing and catch your breath briefly. The great part about a comedy like this is that the plot is irrelevant. They try to establish one, of course, but really, it does not matter. The jokes cover up any type of plot and any cliches are entirely intentional. This and Airplane are clear pinnacles of comedy. Full Review »