Conclusion: Fans of director Stanley Kramer's legendary It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World should be very pleased with Criterion's new reconstruction of the film. Despite the quality of the surviving footage, it maintains an excellent rhythm.
Conclusion: 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' hit cinemas nationwide in the weeks after the Kennedy assassination, giving audiences a bit of levity in uncertain times. Critics called it the world's most expensive Three Stooges movie, for better or worse.
Conclusion: The naysayers are already out in force complaining about the supposed "incompleteness" of this new Blu-ray, but if I may be permitted to quote the ever lovely and demure Ethel Merman in this film, "Shut up!" (And I mean that in only the nicest way possible).