Silent Movie (1976)

Silent Movie




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Silent Movie is just that: a totally nonverbal comedy, save for one single line. Director Mel Brooks stars as a once-famous comedy director, who with his faithful assistants Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman return to Hollywood with plans for a comeback. Brooks wants to return to the good old days by producing a silent movie (he explains this via subtitle). Producer Sid Caesar is agreeable, provided Brooks can line up top stars. In a series of vignettes better seen than described, Brooks persuades … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Brooks, Barry Levinson, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Critic Reviews for Silent Movie

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

What disconcerts me about Mr Brooks is his obviousness, the lack of any true surprise in his gags.

Full Review… | June 16, 2015
The Spectator

Silly strained comedy.

Full Review… | December 30, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Silent Movie

Clever idea for a 15 minute short film is dragged out to a full-length feature. Not only does the gimmick get old fast, but the non-silent era stars don't have the chops to pull off expressive silent acting. I almost never laughed. At least the theater will be quiet enough for you to fall asleep during this dud.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


In case you're wonder, yes this movie is silent! Brooks brings us nostalgia of the old silents, and it is hilarious. If you like his films, I highly recommend seeing this one too.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

so bad it's good, brooks, as usual ("if it works, don't fix it") mugs his way thru this movie about the very movie yer watchin' ("a brilliant idea!!!"), the promised homage to silent films is trampled somewhere, raped in an alley and left for dead. what's left is bits and pieces. the women steal the show here, bancroft and peters turning in the only valid performances. the best part is unintended, wherein "the stars" pose for cameos in the credits "as themselves" and we get to see their apparent discomfort playing that part. it was made in the seventies, and mere nostalgia prompted me give this film one more star than it deserved, and maybe a star and a half.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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