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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Raunchy, dated send-up of cop movies has lots of sex.

Movie PG-13 1991 85 minutes
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This sequel to The Naked Gun is edgy; families who are not into bawdy humor will find it distasteful. It has a few hilarious moments; this makes statistical sense, as a joke or sight gag appears around every three seconds in this 85-minute movie -- you do the math. Most of the insanity is probably as effective as it ever was, but the movie's age shows starkly here as, for example, when Zsa Zsa Gabor and Mel Torme appear in cameos. The movie's pro-environmental theme is as current as ever with Big Money coal, oil, and nuclear executives trying to edge renewable energy out of the market and public policy. Best for fans of the series.

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