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Young Frankenstein Reviews

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
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.
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View
June 20, 2015
... Brooks reveal(s) himself a true obsédé and an honorable heir to the eerily delicate comic-horror tradition of James Whale.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 25, 2014
It's a wonderful, iconic comedy. Mel Brooks' masterpiece!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 16, 2013
One of Mel Brooks' most brilliant and immortal cinematic works to date...
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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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-
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Brooks' corniness yields plenty of belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine
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
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 13, 2008
A deathless comedy classic [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche is probably his best early film.
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
September 10, 2006
...an 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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
For a really delightful parody, James Whale's own Bride of Frankenstein is far better value.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
May 20, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
April 11, 2006
Bug-eyed Marty Feldman steals the show as Igor, pronounced 'Eye-gor'.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 3, 2006
Hey, our man Brooks never claimed to have good taste. Bless him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 4, 2005
One of Mel Brooks' best films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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