The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Oct 28, 1970 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 3,519
One of several film versions of the 1928 Russian novel The Twelve Chairs (one of the better-known adaptations was the 1945 Fred Allen vehicle It's in the Bag), Mel Brooks' movie is set in the years following the Bolshevik revolution. Onetime aristocrat Vorobyaninov (Ron Moody), now reduced to a humdrum clerical job, discovers that his family's fortune still exists. To keep their riches from falling into the hands of the revolutionaries, Vorobyaninov's family hid the loot in one of twelve chairs.
Oct 28, 1970 Wide
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The premise was so good that I expected the frantic pic to be funnier and not so overwrought.
A hit or miss spoof of Communism saved by zany performances by Brooks and DeLuise.
Hope for the best, expect the worst - and get something in between. Middling Brooks, with flashes of brilliance.
Goofy, funny, smoothly enjoyable.
...has a kind of earnest, threadbare, yet endearing charm to it....a rare pleasure.
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