Silent Movie Reviews

October 31, 2019
There are so many gags, so many hilarious moments, that halfway through the brisk ninety-minute film, the audience is tempted to cry uncle.
February 7, 2018
... fun from beginning to end... [Full review in Spanish]
April 20, 2007
Not Brooks' best, but still funny
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.
October 10, 2005
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.
August 24, 2005
July 19, 2005
March 21, 2005
January 8, 2005
Mel Brooks was THE comic master of the 70's
November 19, 2004
October 23, 2004
Brooks has taken a considerably stylistic risk and pulled it off triumphantly.
May 28, 2004
February 27, 2004
Brooks' tribute to silent cinema has its drawbacks, but his obvious affection for pre-talkies saves the day.
August 21, 2003
Nearly everything is done in that special Mel Brooks brand of broad comedy that quickly palls for all but the faithful.
August 5, 2002
One of the funniest movies from my childhood.
July 26, 2002
Far from Brooks' best work, but it's the one that makes me laugh the most.
July 25, 2002
February 13, 2001