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Young Frankenstein Reviews

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June 18, 2016
The Brooks of 'Young Frankenstein' isn't really skewering the conventions of the horror movie - he's paying tribute to them, and using them as scaffolding for his particular brand of goofy, Borscht Belt burlesque.
October 3, 2015
It is good-natured, lowbrow, backlot, hit-or-miss humor, but with no cumulative effect beyond its succession of hard-worked jokes.
June 20, 2015
... Brooks reveal(s) himself a true obsédé and an honorable heir to the eerily delicate comic-horror tradition of James Whale.
April 25, 2014
It's a wonderful, iconic comedy. Mel Brooks' masterpiece!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 16, 2013
One of Mel Brooks' most brilliant and immortal cinematic works to date...
January 15, 2013
Wilder's hysteria seems perfectly natural. You never question what's driving him to it; his fits are lucid and total. They take him into a different dimension -- he delivers what Harpo promised.
August 17, 2012
Thus funny, well acted parody of Unievrsal horror films of the 1930s is without a doubt Mel Brooks' best picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 2, 2011
Brooks' corniness yields plenty of belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 10, 2010
This is a fine horror film that also turns (miraculously) into an existential tale of man's fear of abandonment
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
May 1, 2009
Say this for Brooks - he saw women as comedic equals, and they continually proved him right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 13, 2008
A deathless comedy classic [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 4, 2007
More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche is probably his best early film.
December 31, 2006
Most of the gags were juvenile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 10, 2006 unswervingly funny yet loving and beautifully crafted homage, something more artful and lasting than the usual pull-my-finger farce or focus-grouped Scary Movie lowballer.
June 24, 2006
For a really delightful parody, James Whale's own Bride of Frankenstein is far better value.
April 11, 2006
Bug-eyed Marty Feldman steals the show as Igor, pronounced 'Eye-gor'.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 3, 2006
Hey, our man Brooks never claimed to have good taste. Bless him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 7, 2005
Mel Brooks caught comic lightning in a bottle in 1974 with his appropriately black-and-white spoof of James Whale's 1931 classic horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 4, 2005
One of Mel Brooks' best films.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 18, 2005
Mel Brooks' annus mirabilis was 1974...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
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