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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. It's a classic example of how a movie can be great without, strictly speaking, being good. But when something is this funny, who wants to speak strictly?
  2. 75
    Producers hits few wrong notes on the big screen.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    There's no attempt to address the show's endemic weak spots--a slow start and a contrived end. Mostly Stroman just lets it rip. But in some respects the movie is an improvement on the show.
  4. The accountant in Bloom would probably approve of the new Producers: It's an efficient extension of a popular brand. In theory, what's not to like? In reality, the whole schmear.
  5. Reviewed by: Christine Dolan
    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.
  6. 50
    The Producers is a movie based on a play based on a movie about a play. And that's probably the funniest thing about it.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 59
  2. Negative: 12 out of 59