The Producers details
|Starring:||Andréas Voutsinas, Josip Elic, Estelle Winwood, David Patch, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Madelyn Cates, Shimen Ruskin, Christopher Hewett, Lee Meredith, Kenneth Mars, Frank Campanella, Zero Mostel, William Hickey Barney Martin|
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Oct 2004|
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Utter ChaosBy friarfield from UK , 09 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Oh how I laughed out loud. Zero Mostel is a comedy genius, the writing is superb and the one-liners had me cackling until I cried. If you don't get any valentine cards this year and you're feeling down, get this film out for a rip roaring laugh.
Once you have seen Max Bialystock steeling himself and trying to get in on with an up-for-it octogenarian, it will put you off romance for all of five seconds.
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Still very funny third time aroundBy DerekA (16 reviews) , 18 Aug 2013Having been disappointed by 'High Anxiety' (a later Mel Brooks offering), I was wondering whether or not I would once again enjoy 'The Producers'. But Brooks's first film as director stumped up the goods again for me and I laughed my way through it for the third time since seeing it in the cinema when it was first released in 1968. Mostel and, particularly, Wilder were both magnificent; but the smaller parts (of Liebkin, LSD et al) were also played marvellously over the top. The extra features on the DVD were also well worth watching to give more background.
A great classic comedyBy Raki11 (25 reviews) , 09 Aug 2013I first saw this in the 70s, but I watched it again on DVD because I wanted my partner to see it. Though I could remember much of the plot, I found the humour just as brilliant as I did years ago - and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Amazing FilmBy buffyrules (367 reviews) from southend on sea , 30 Apr 2012Have seen this many times and it just never fails to impress. Amazing performances from Mostel and Wilder with delivery and timing from heaven. I have never seen the musical or the remake and have no intention to as this is simply a masterpiece.
Totally OTT but enjoyableBy LGF (69 reviews) from Sandhurst , 09 Jun 2011Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder are brilliant in gthis over-the-top comedy.Trouble is, at the end I could almost believe that films are actually produced like this!
The ProducersBy littlejan (1 review) from london , 14 Sep 2010I first saw this film when it was first released in the 70's. At that time I laughed so hard, I nearly fell off the seat. I watched it again recently and it had the same effect. Its a hundred times better than the more recent version. Mel Brooks at his best.