Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Oct 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A parody of thrillers staring the king of movie parodies Leslie Nielsen as a famous violinist accused of murdering a millionaire.
My Take on it – Ever since Leslie Nielsen started his stint as Frank Drebin in Police Squad, he has constantly been in parody movies as the lead character since he is so good at that kind of role.
This time, he joins a story that does a nice job at parodying numerous popular thrillers, especially The Fugitive (1993).
This movie has a decent amount of funny scenes and part of the draw to a movie like this is how the crazyness of the thin plot and characters make us laugh.
Unfortunately, there are more misses than hits here and in the end it just isn’t one of the better parodies movies. Top Secret (1994) and The Naked Gun (1991) still rule the parody movies genre as being the best.
Bottom Line – Has some funny lines, but as usual with these kind of movies, it loses its way and becomes just joke after joke shown in an incoherent fashion. There are many more parody movies that do this better most notably The Naked Gun (1991) and Top Secret (1984).
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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