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Mel Brooks's movie History of the World, Part 1 is a rambling, undisciplined, sometimes embarrassing failure from one of the most gifted comic filmmakers around.
... an entertaining mishmash of skits which finds Mel Brooks back in lively form, both for better and for worse.
History of the World, Part I-which has no sequel-spoofs multiple genres in this anthology showing that there are no limits to the mind of writer-director Mel Brooks.
Dirty jokes, some sparkle in uneven Mel Brooks classic.
Hearing some of those old, beloved one-liners again made me smile, but they did not have the power to make me laugh anew.
Brooks' fractured History is salvaged by the tuneful 'Inquisition.'
Brooks proved that increasing the vulgarity level doesn't necessarily translate into more laughs. Gag after gag falls flat in this potty-mouthed dud.
The fact that there has been no Part 2 is ample proof that God hates us all.
Crude, rude Mel Brooks has low laughs
Mel Brooks' The History of the World: Part I contains plenty of belly-shaking laughs.
Occasional bright moments, but it's clear why there was no. part two.
Disjointed Brooks effort that is only occasionally amusing
A truly funny, episodic comedy. Kahn is great and the musical numbers are memorable.
An underrated Mel Brooks gem, The History of the World-Part 1 is a hilarious film. Mel Brooks delivers yet another great film. The History of the World-Part 1 is a crude, offensive comedy, but it works. The film has all the ingredients that make up a great Mel Brooks comedy. This film is fairly underrated, and is viewed as less superior as Brooks' works. The cast here are a wonderful bunch of actors that deliver something memorable to the screen. If you enjoy a good Mel Brooks film, then give this film a view, this film is definitely worth it, and is lots of fun from start to finish. The comedic delivery is low brow, and it works. With every film that Mel Brooks has done, he's done something hilarious, something that would push the boundaries of the comedy genre, much like Monty Python; His films are classics of the genre. If you're a fan of Mel Brooks, give this one a shot. The jokes are in poor taste at times, but they're meant to be taken with a grain of salt. The History of the World-Part 1 is a near flawless comedy, and is among Mel Brooks' best works. Funny from start to finish, History of the World-Part 1 is supported by a great cast of talented funny actors who really make this film stand out. If you want a great slapstick offensive comedy, then this is the perfect flick to watch. This really an underrated film in my opinion and it doesn't deserve the flack it has received. If you enjoy Mel Brooks, you'll enjoy this film. I was surprised at how much I loved it, a true comedy classic.
What was Brooks thinking with this movie? It's not funny, all the jokes are stupid, and there's not really a story (not that one I can recall anyway.). I hated this movie.
Funny, funny stuff. Way ahead of any time, this highly and irreverent entry is Brooks at his best. A true classic!
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