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Blazing Saddles Reviews

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Total Film

A movie that neither blazes or misfires, falling somewhere between the horrors of Spaceballs and the genius of Young Frankenstein.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

May 1, 2014
John Ferguson
Radio Times

This all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of Mel Brooks's finest creations.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 1, 2014
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's the best [director] Brooks has ever offered his audience.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

March 27, 2014
Josh Larsen

...may look like a Western, but in actuality it takes place in just another corner of Mel Brooks' mad brain.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 4/4

February 22, 2014
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Kids may not get all of Brooks' Old West parody.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Goldarned if the whole fool enterprise is not worth the attention of any moviegoer with a penchant for what one actor, commenting on another's Gabby Hayes imitation, calls 'authentic western gibberish.'

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 22, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A lewd spoof of westerns and racial prejudice; enough laughs to cover the fact that it is, essentially, a stupid movie.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 2, 2008
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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One of the funniest awful movies ever made.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 2, 2008

It's tough to beat as an outrageously phlegmy deposit in Hollywood's spittoon.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 2, 2008
Variety Staff
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Although Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder head a uniformly competent cast, pic is handily stolen by Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn. Kahn is simply terrific doing a Marlene Dietrich lampoon.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 2, 2008

Time Out
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The screenplay is credited to five writers, and it shows in the confused melange of styles.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I laughed and laughed while viewing this again. Maybe part of it was nostalgia, but part of it came from a refreshing feeling of being shocked once more.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis once a parody of old Western movies and a social satire on race and prejudice.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

May 21, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Madeline Kahn was nominated for the Supporting Actress Oscar for her wonderful parody of all the cabaret singers that Dietrich used to play, including the comedy-Western Destry Rides Again.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2006
Mark Bourne

Chalk up Blazing Saddles as only a lampoon of Hollywood westerns and you miss the point by a Texas mile.... Its humor is the palliative that lets Brooks mock prejudices and, with gloves off, prejudiced people.

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April 5, 2006
Widgett Walls

Whacked out and brilliant. Eminently rewatchable.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 10, 2005
Chuck O'Leary

Still good for a few chuckles, but I find it somewhat overrated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

October 21, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
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Somehow the raunchy humor seemed to pass me by.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

August 14, 2005
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

The funniest Mel Brooks film, Clevevon Little, who died far too young, is a comic genius. With the success of The Producers on Broadway maybe we can expect a stage version of Saddles which I'd pay good money to see.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 27, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a crazed grabbag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
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