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Young Frankenstein Reviews

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Top Critic
John H. Dorr
Hollywood Reporter
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 31, 2006
Most of the gags were juvenile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sarah Chauncey
June 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 13, 2003
Never struck me as funny, but it's well put together.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Brooks' corniness yields plenty of belly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
Mel Brooks' annus mirabilis was 1974...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It shows artistic growth and a more sure-handed control of the material by a director who once seemed willing to do literally anything for a laugh. It's more confident and less breathless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
The finest comedy film I've ever seen...two dozen times.
| Original Score: 5/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 25, 2014
It's a wonderful, iconic comedy. Mel Brooks' masterpiece!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 16, 2013
One of Mel Brooks' most brilliant and immortal cinematic works to date...
Jovanka Vuckovic
Rue Morgue Magazine
July 1, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
February 5, 2002
Wilder and Peter Boyle (as the monster) are hysterical, but it's Teri Garr who steals the show as Frankenstein's buxom and considerably vapid assistant.
| Original Score: 5/5
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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
Rob Blackwelder
August 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 31, 2003
The film, spoof and worship all in the same breath, wouldn't be nearly so effective if the mocking weren't so loving...
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 4, 2005
One of Mel Brooks' best films.
| Original Score: 5/5
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