• BC Clemmons

    ★★½ Watched by BC Clemmons 21 Apr, 2016

    A nice , silly comedy.


  • Marty McKee

    ★★½ Rewatched by Marty McKee 22 Jul, 2015

    Conway and his PRIZE FIGHTER collaborator John Myhers wrote the screenplay, which casts Don and Tim as Inspector Winship and Doctor Tart, who work for Scotland Yard, even though they’re Americans and referred to as private eyes. The script shamelessly cribs YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’s “Walk this way” joke and introduces a literal Chekhov’s (time) gun in the detectives’ first scene, so it’s perfectly suited to Conway’s and Knotts’, shall we say, less than subtle comic stylings.

    Spoofing both Sherlock Holmes mysteries…


  • Tim Sanders

    ★★½ Added by Tim Sanders

    "The Private Eyes" is a silly, light-as-a-feather comedy made bearable thanks to the tireless efforts of the two beloved stars. If you're looking for two bumbling detectives, you could do a lot worse than Tim Conway and Don Knotts, and any laughs this does get is solely because they work so hard here.

    The plot is strictly a glorified episode of "Scooby Doo," and the film is clearly aimed at kids but a lot of the gags are just so…


  • Jacob Olsen

    ★★ Watched by Jacob Olsen 15 Feb, 2015

    Right from the opening I could see where this was heading. The animated credits surely is an attempt to create something similar to the epic Pink Panther-films, and not being a total waste, it still looks very unoriginal.
    And lack of originality is the common denominator for most of the film, most of the gags must have been used and used over again even in 1980. Don Knotts and Tim Conway are nice and likeable enough, but they're no Gene…


  • Dan Bergstrom

    ★★★★★ Added by Dan Bergstrom

    If you would have talked to me in about 1984 or so, first, shame on you. What are you doing talking to an 8 year old? Rick Springfield told me "Don't Talk to Strangers".

    But if you got past that, and you had asked me what my favorite movie and favorite song were, the answer would be the same... "Private Eyes". The song by Hall and Oates (which I had on 8-track) and this movie.

    Even though I haven't seen…


  • Matt J.

    ★★★ Rewatched by Matt J. 22 Jan, 2015

    This film stars Tim Conway and Don Knotts, who starred in many films together during their careers, as a pair of bumbling (inexplicably-American) sleuths hired by Scotland Yard to solve a murder case in the UK.

    The plot is simple, predicable, and the humor is very silly indeed. Regardless, it's always a pleasure to see the good-natured interplay between Conway and Knotts.

    The film certainly feels dated, but it has a certain charm if this duo's brand of humor appeals to you.


  • David

    ★★★½ Rewatched by David 18 Nov, 2014

    Lord and Lady Morley have been murdered and even worse, Inspector Winship (Knotts) and Dr. Tart (Conway) are on the case. Sent in by the yard to investigate, Tart and Winship are on the prowl to catch a killer that is staying right in the Lord and Ladies manor. They also received a letter from Morley AFTER he was dead. Say what? Somethin' a funny's a brewin' here? At the Morley mansion the private eyes meet the staff of the…


  • G. Olsen

    ★★★ Added by G. Olsen 4

    Tim Conway and Don Knotts have fun as a pair of inept detectives, stumbling over corpses while investigating murder in a creepy old mansion.

    Their characters (Inspector Winship and Doctor Tart) are clearly spoofing Holmes and Watson, but with a new spin: these guys are Americans working for the Scotland Yard, after their stupidity got them kicked out of the States.

    The plot is nothing special. At times it feels like it was made up as they went along, and…


  • Alesia

    ★★½ Watched by Alesia 18 Sep, 2013

    A ridiculous little mystery comedy staring two master of ridiculous movies. If you enjoy their humor you'll like this more than I did, but if not, skip it. The movie is incredibly cliched. I knew who dun it when they got their first clue.


  • ArvinClone

    ★★★★★ Added by ArvinClone

    What's not to love? Wookalars, secret passage ways and a time Gun. The Private Eyes is definitely my favorite Don Knotts and Tim Conway comedy. I've probably seen it hundreds of times. Knotts plays a bumbling Sherlock Holmes character while Conway plays a bumbling Dr. Watson. They're called in to solve Lord and Lady Morley's apparent murder with hilarious results.


  • Charles Odell

    ★★½ Rewatched by Charles Odell 27 Dec, 2013

    One of my sister's favorite films (it's amazing the obscure film flotsam than non-cinephiles often love), so watching the Blu-Ray she received as a Christmas present. Pedestrian murder mystery spoof, but Knotts & Conway have a corny but amusing Abbott and Costello-like thing going.


  • ProfessorMortis

    ★★ Rewatched by ProfessorMortis 28 Aug, 2013

    Saw this as a kid, decided at some point I needed to see it again. While watching it was instructive-so much of this was seared into my childhood memories...it's not very funny.