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Silent Movie Reviews

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Clancy Sigel
The Spectator
June 16, 2015
What disconcerts me about Mr Brooks is his obviousness, the lack of any true surprise in his gags.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 30, 2014
Silly strained comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2007
Not Brooks' best, but still funny
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
September 4, 2006
While Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein stride across the land with seven-league boots, Silent Movie glides on tip-toe like Bugs Bunny in ballet slippers.
Christopher Null
March 30, 2006
Mel Brooks has never known when a joke is worthy of a five-minute bit and when it's something you can flesh out into a full length feature.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
October 6, 2005
Largely a success due to some very funny sight gags, but even at a brief 87 minutes, Brooks seems to be stretching things to feature-film length in the last half-hour.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 22, 2005
Low end of Mel Brooks' films.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
Mel Brooks was THE comic master of the 70's
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
February 27, 2004
Brooks' tribute to silent cinema has its drawbacks, but his obvious affection for pre-talkies saves the day.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2003
Nearly everything is done in that special Mel Brooks brand of broad comedy that quickly palls for all but the faithful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2002
One of the funniest movies from my childhood.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Far from Brooks' best work, but it's the one that makes me laugh the most.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 24, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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