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Blazing Saddles

HD   R Closed Captioning

Mel Brooks

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About the Movie

The railroad's got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you've got...and name a new sheriff who'll last about 24 hours. But that's not really the plot of Blazing Saddles, just the pretext. Once Mel Brooks' lunatic film many call his best gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dim-witted politico and Madeline Kahn in her Marlene Dietrich send-up that earned an Academy Award nomination all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can't contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 51
  • Fresh: 46
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Goldarned if the whole fool enterprise is not worth the attention of any moviegoer with a penchant for what one actor, commenting on another's Gabby Hayes imitation, calls 'authentic western gibberish.' – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Although Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder head a uniformly competent cast, pic is handily stolen by Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn. Kahn is simply terrific doing a Marlene Dietrich lampoon. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's a crazed grabbag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: One of the funniest awful movies ever made. – Don Druker, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Best Mel Brooks Film...

I'm not exactly a fan of the guy. His films are kind of predictable, but Blazing Saddles is his funniest film. It's politically incorrect what we see on here today, and if they could, I bet the NAACP would be all over this film and beg for it's removal and destruction. That's why they are losers. This is a funny film. The racial jokes from the KKK to the quicksand moment -- all classical. Buy/rent this film.


It was sooooo funny when they were eating beans and they started farting1

Funny Movie

THis is a very funny movie. By the way shwatza means black in German. That's why it's funny.

Blazing Saddles
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1974

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