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Spaceballs Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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How do you review a movie like this, anyway? I guess by saying whether you laughed or not. I did laugh, but not enough to recommend the film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
Variety
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Mel Brooks will do anything for a laugh. Unfortunately, what he does in Spaceballs, a misguided parody of the Star Wars adventures, isn't very funny.

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March 26, 2009
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 2/5

January 9, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's sad, really, seeing once-great comic genius in decline.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 11, 2001
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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The crew flings itself energetically through space in search of laughs, but it will never penetrate the galaxy where Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein traced their giddy orbits.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 18, 2011
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The best shot is the opening shot of a giant ominous spaceship floating through space like in the opening shot in Star Wars with a bumper sticker proclaiming "We brake for no-one." Thereafter it doesn't get much better.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

More proof that filmmaker Mel Brooks misplaced his sense of humor after the 1970s.

| Original Score: 1/5

April 18, 2003
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Brooks jumped the shark with Spaceballs

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2005
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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The jokes in the films are all pretty much in the same vein -- you might call it borsch-belt postmodern -- and they're all on about the same level, too.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

less funny than most of the movies it spoofs

| Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 19, 2005

Time Out
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Typically, the best conceits end in pratfalls, and non-Brooks fans may find that the gravitational pull towards the thumpingly obvious outweighs the wit.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's mostly forced humor all the way, a movie that rarely measures up to adequate kitsch.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

January 18, 2011

Empire Magazine

Unforgiveable then, unforgiveable now.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 18, 2011
Paul Trandahl
Common Sense Media

Goofy parody mocks the Star Wars series.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

One of the few screwball comedies that everyone must experience at least once.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Mel Brooks at his madcap finest. A generation of 1980s kids worship the film.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 2, 2002
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Brooks displays an obvious affection for the sci-fi stuff he's spoofing, which helps the laughs to flow forth a whole lot easier.

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 4/5

May 3, 2005
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