Top Secret 1984

Critics score:
76 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Top Secret! comes nowhere near Airplane! but in its own cheerful, low-pressure way, it's about as amiable an entertainment as you will find this summer. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: The plot combines the rock musical with the spy thriller (not to mention assorted other genres), and the comic invention is fairly constant. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: This movie will cheerfully go for a laugh wherever one is even remotely likely to be found. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: This time, though, the creative group has neglected to build to the kind of giddy, everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink climax that made Airplane! such a memorable exercise in anarchy. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Signs of desperation have begun to creep in some time before the end. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Secret! shares the same wonderful wacky attitude that allows just about any kind of gag to come flowing in and out of the picture at the strangest times. Read more