Blazing Saddles Reviews

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August 27, 2020
Despite the narrative shortcomings, many of the gags are outstanding.
July 25, 2020
A model of how not to make a comedy. It is like playing tennis not only without a net but also without a court, and with twenty balls simultaneously.
April 4, 2020
One of the best Western parodies ever made. The powerhouse duo of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder does not disappoint.
March 31, 2020
A bad parody of Westerns. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 16, 2019
It is a gigantic send-up of the western, as if that sad and nearly deserted genre needed any more grief... Brooks picks over the bones drying in the sun and constructs a hilarious skeleton for our amusement.
February 8, 2019
Mel Brooks has come up with his most outrageous comedy to date in the brilliantly funny Blazing Saddles.
February 7, 2019
by making harmless staples of Western films, such as Gabby Hayes, talk like real-life small-minded white men is unsettling and damning of the unspoken bigotry and entitlement in what is often perceived as harmless Americana.
July 4, 2018
An extraordinarily gutsy film.
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.
May 1, 2014
This all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of Mel Brooks's finest creations.
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.
January 1, 2011
Kids may not get all of Brooks' Old West parody.
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.
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.
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