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Blazing Saddles Reviews

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June 14, 2017
More than simply a loving spoof of Hollywood westerns, Blazing Saddles is one of the funniest movies ever made... and one of the most audacious satires of racism to come out of Hollywood.
June 18, 2016
Its genius, then and now, was the manner in which director Mel Brooks and his writers turned a broad Western spoof into what was, for its time, a revolutionary satire of race relations.
May 1, 2014
A movie that neither blazes or misfires, falling somewhere between the horrors of Spaceballs and the genius of Young Frankenstein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2014
This all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of Mel Brooks's finest creations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2014
It's the best [director] Brooks has ever offered his audience.
February 22, 2014
...may look like a Western, but in actuality it takes place in just another corner of Mel Brooks' mad brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2011
Kids may not get all of Brooks' Old West parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2008
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.'
April 2, 2008
A lewd spoof of westerns and racial prejudice; enough laughs to cover the fact that it is, essentially, a stupid movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2008
One of the funniest awful movies ever made.
April 2, 2008
It's tough to beat as an outrageously phlegmy deposit in Hollywood's spittoon.
April 2, 2008
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The screenplay is credited to five writers, and it shows in the confused melange of styles.
May 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2006
...at once a parody of old Western movies and a social satire on race and prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 29, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2006
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.
November 10, 2005
Whacked out and brilliant. Eminently rewatchable.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2005
Still good for a few chuckles, but I find it somewhat overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 14, 2005
Somehow the raunchy humor seemed to pass me by.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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