Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    20
    There are no real people in The Producers --only actors laboring to dispel whatever magic they once were thought to possess. The director, Susan Stroman, has brought the Broadway smash to the screen (where it began, almost 40 years ago) with cataclysmic results.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    38
    The Producers on screen, as a musical, does not work. It is not very funny. It doesn't look right. It's depressing.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    From bad to worse - Even in verse - The Producers moves like a hearse -Mildness and blandness -Mugging like madness - Who knew that "Rent" would win this fight? - Murdering a genre's just not all right!
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 159 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 61
  2. Negative: 13 out of 61
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I don't care what anyone else thinks. This movie was great! The music, the characters, and even the comedy was great enough to make me feel as if though I was watching a masterpiece made out of another masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2014
    3
    This remake of The Producers stretched far too long considering its bland and ordinary look at the classic musical. I lost interest longThis remake of The Producers stretched far too long considering its bland and ordinary look at the classic musical. I lost interest long before Uma Thurman even joined the screen--and I'm still unsure why she even joined. Full Review »
  3. Ken
    Mar 22, 2007
    6
    Though some of the humor falls flat and it suffers from an unbearably long ending, The Producers is quite a fun and exuberant movie.