Metascore
97

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 100
    This is one of the funniest movies ever made. To see it now is to understand that. To see it for the first time in 1968, when I did, was to witness audacity so liberating that not even "There's Something About Mary" rivals it.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    The one aspect of the original Producers that still stuns is the roaring, over-the-top, in-your-face thereness of its two lead performances.
  3. 100
    Maniacally funny. It remains neck and neck with "Young Frankenstein" as Brooks' best film.
  4. However familiar, it delivers like a shorted slot machine.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    80
    Mel Brooks's first and funniest, a spoof of Broadway theater that has earned a deservedly devoted cult following.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    9
    The Producers is one of the Best Comedies of All Time its a Comedy that Provides laughs the whole way through with great Comedic Performaces from Zero Mostel Dick Shawn and Gene Wilder it is a Movie that is one Clever Comedy Full Review »
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Another great funny, funny movie. The Campbells soup can necklace was a scream. The gay elevator ride was hysterical. I watched it many times and always has me laughing. Full Review »
  3. Connor
    Jan 2, 2006
    10
    This is most certainly a classic comedy from Mel Brooks. It's different than many of Brooks' later films since he doesn't "hit you over the head" with the jokes, but allows some shards of subtlety to creep into the dialogue. After seeing the Broadway show and the subsequent movie musical, parts may seem a bit slow or toned down, but if you step back and watch it as a stand-alone film, you can see the absurdity (and genius) of the plotline. Zero Mostel is brilliant as the original Max Bialystock; over-the-top at times and terrifically understated at others. Gene Wilder certainly is the best Leo Bloom in my opinion, better than any on the stage or Matthew Broderick on the screen. This film is, simply put, hilarious and brilliant. Full Review »