Blazing Saddles Reviews

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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
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.
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.
May 21, 2006
...at once a parody of old Western movies and a social satire on race and prejudice.
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.
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.
January 6, 2006
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