2 1/2 stars.As the TO review says it`s hit and miss but lets face it,they used so many gags in the others not to mention the great tv show & Airplane! etc.,it truly is bottom of the barrel time! Amazing then that it`s still worth watching especially after a couple of beers! My big problem with the film though is Leslie Nielsen,he plays it different than before.Instead of that wonderful deadpan delivery he goes for straight slapstick,sadly it doesn`t come off.Anyway after watching all 3 after hearing of his death,it really is 1 best then 2 1/2 then 33 1/3.RIP Leslie Neilsen,you were truly great in Airplane! Police Squad,The Naked Gun & 2 1/2,thanks for all the laughs.
Naked Gun 333: The Final Insult
Time Out saysFor all those fans desperate to find out what the Statesville Prison actually looks like, here's your chance. It's where Lt Frank Drebin (Nielsen) goes very conspicuously undercover when he's brought back from retirement, and a rough ride at the sperm bank, to monitor the activities of Rocco (Ward), a terrorist with grand plans. That's about it in terms of story (except for the usual heart-rending subplot detailing Drebin's efforts to win back the beloved Jane), but who cares? The spoof-policier series is about non-stop gags, pure and simple, and this third instalment, for all its lax plotting and ludicrous characterisation, remains infinitely more pleasurable than sticking you face in a fan. Indeed, the five minutes of the pre-credits sequence are quite possibly the funniest since the talkies came in. Thereafter, it's hit and miss, but the hits are so frequent and spot-on, you'd have to be dead (and buried) not to find the film painfully hilarious. Inspired, inspirational, gloriously inane.