The Producers

The Producers
The Producers
  • PG-13
  • 2h 14m
  • 2005
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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their award-winning roles in the hilariously funny film of the record-breaking Broadway smash-hit. Scheming producer Max Bialystock (Lane) and his mousy accountant, Leo Bloom (Broderick), discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money by producing a Broadway flop than they can with a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? Co-starring sexy Uma Thurman and comedy genius Will Ferrell, The Producers is a fun-filled, side-splitting comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Despite the rich source material, The Producers has a stale, stagy feel more suited to the theater than the big screen.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

This is extraneous for anyone who's seen the original film or show, presumably leaving everyone el...

June 21, 2017
Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Fresh

Not so much a film as an awkwardly framed souvenir of the Broadway hit musical, The Producers need...

June 21, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Steven Rea
Fresh

The jokes are in its tackiness, and gauchery, and raspberry-inducing send-up of Broadway tradition...

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Long, too-faithful film of stage musical.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes broad physical and what might be termed "vaudevillian" humor: ethnic, gay, and sex jokes, with language that might need explanation for younger viewers ("I shall take your virginity!" "You had to schtupp every little old lady in New York..."). The film also makes fun of a neurotic man's blanket fixation, Nazis/Hitler, prison, accountants, and actors ("Kill all ze actors!"). Since the movie is a satire, only kids old enough to recognize the movie's tongue in cheek references should see it.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 16, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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