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Blazing Saddles Reviews

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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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 14, 2005
Somehow the raunchy humor seemed to pass me by.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The screenplay is credited to five writers, and it shows in the confused melange of styles.

TV Guide
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
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Kids may not get all of Brooks' Old West parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
December 27, 2004
The funniest Mel Brooks film, Clevevon Little, who died far too young, is a comic genius. With the success of The Producers on Broadway maybe we can expect a stage version of Saddles which I'd pay good money to see.
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 1, 2014
This all-singing, all-belching western spoof remains one of Mel Brooks's finest creations.
Full Review | 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
Cole Smithey
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 27, 2014
It's the best [director] Brooks has ever offered his audience.
Amber Wilkinson
September 6, 2003
Rip-roaring comedy with fine performances from a star-studded cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The finale offers the most daring 15 minutes in cinema history
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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