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.'
One of the funniest awful movies ever made.
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.
The screenplay is credited to five writers, and it shows in the confused melange of styles.
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Blazing Saddles has no dominant personality, and it looks as if it includes every gag thought up in every story conference. Whether good, bad, or mild, nothing was thrown out.