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Blazing Saddles Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Hilarious, irreverant western spoof. One of Mel Brooks' best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
July 7, 2004
Brooks' wholehearted embracing of rank vulgarity, together with his innovative quickfire sketch structure, titillated crowds more used to sophisticated Hollywood humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 30, 2004
The movie travels at a fast and furious clip, and the dialogue is endlessly quotable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
June 16, 2004
A limp, shapeless mess of a film trades in a genuine respect for westerns' tropes for purile vulgarity and joy-buzzer showmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
March 17, 2004
Hats off to Mel Brooks!
| Original Score: 5/5
Amber Wilkinson
September 6, 2003
Rip-roaring comedy with fine performances from a star-studded cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
Mel Brooks' funniest film. Cleavon Little's performance is priceless.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
A great cast is eclipsed by the hilarious performances of Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn, who plays a Marlene Dietrich-like chanteuse.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 25, 2002
Remember when Mel Brooks was really funny? This is why.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Blazing Saddles is not for everyone -- but there are great pleasures here for anyone willing to seek them out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Silly, daring, and absolutely hilarious.
| Original Score: 5/5
John Venable
July 3, 2002
I can say with full confidence that this is one of the funniest movies ever made.
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
One of Mel Brooks' funniest and most popular films, an unsubtle spoof or parody of all the cliches from the time-honored genre of westerns
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The finale offers the most daring 15 minutes in cinema history
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
[The] huge popularity of this film, still uncontested after so many years, really shouldn't be that surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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