75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Susan Stroman directed the show on Broadway and what she has done here is photograph that show -- no more, no less. This is good news for anyone who couldn't afford a trip to New York and $100 tickets, but it's a fairly odd approach to cinema.
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75

Premiere

Once you drink The Producers' Kool-Aid, it's a thoroughly enjoyable descent into madness.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It was fun, it was funny, it was alive.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Enough is enough. Somebody should just stop remaking The Producers.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you have seen the play, especially if you've seen it with the original cast, treasure the memory and protect it. The movie will attack it like a virus.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The best two performances belong to Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. For the film to work, though, the two best roles should belong to Tony-winning Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the title roles.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Most of the bits and performances have a hard time making the transition from stage to screen.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stroman should have studied the original Producers that Brooks directed in 1968, with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. It answers the question "Where did they go right?"
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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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52 out of 100
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