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  • Summary: A re-release of writer/director Mel Brooks's cult comedy classic.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. Mel Brooks's first and funniest, a spoof of Broadway theater that has earned a deservedly devoted cult following.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A goofy madcap satire on Broadway, its very shocking that this film made Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder major favorites for the entertainment industry.

    the best of all the Brooks satires, The Producers is one of the most best of its kind in terms of laugh-worthy and cringe-worthy humor as well as the Nazis.

    A clever show-stealing inside look, behind the back doors of Broadway that centers on Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) a money thirsty down and out stage production manager who prostitutes himself to extremely old women, as a last resort to still get in the money making business. When Max's new accountant the nervously unstable Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) points out that if he can acquire investors into producing a musical project that will totally bomb, the buyer will keep the extra money right off.

    So thus Leo and Max embark on a provocative and controversially hilarious mission to get back in the limelight in the most awarkwardly whimsical scam ever devised yet, prepare to laugh harder as they decide to turn a long abandoned nazi propaganda play into Broadway's next biggest production ever in NY showbiz history! with hilarious moments such as Dick Shawn's memorable "Springtime for Hitler" stint and Ulla the Swedish Secretary doing her thing, a moving quirky black comedy classic, the film is a riot of madcap fun and entertainment for family only 15 and over, no children admitted.....

    a film not to be missed, it will probably be named the best comedy ever made by your favorite celebrity!

    "Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party!"
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  3. Mar 1, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    I give this film an 11. No, a 12! A solid 12. Side splitting, irreverent over the top insanity from start to finish. So many great comicI give this film an 11. No, a 12! A solid 12. Side splitting, irreverent over the top insanity from start to finish. So many great comic lines. This is the Casablanca of comedy. Bring me another bowl of borscht! I cannot get enough of Zero Mostel. Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    A hilarious stab both at the worlds of theatre and accounting. A high watermark achieved by Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, in earlyA hilarious stab both at the worlds of theatre and accounting. A high watermark achieved by Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, in early work both for Mel and Gene. I haven't seen the remake yet, so I can't compare, but this version is a glorious hoot from start to finish! Expand
  6. 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 PerformacesThe 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 Expand
  7. JohnC.
    Nov 11, 2005
    6
    The blonde chick rules.

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