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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!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 47
- Fresh: 42
- 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.'
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.
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.
Fresh: One of the funniest awful movies ever made.
very funny, but another mel brooks movie i liked was Spaceballs. i think Itunes should add it....yes if you agree
A Brooks Masterpiece- Mostly.....
Made in 1974, “Blazing Saddles” has become one of the most acknowledged of Mel Brooks’ comedies, along with “Young Frankenstein” (1974) and “The Producers” (1968). Perhaps the jokes have held up for so long because of the great actors’ performances, and the way they deliver each line. Whatever the reason, “Blazing Saddles” is at the top of my ‘favorite movies’ list, and I recommend this to anybody with a sense of humor. On that note, if you were wondering exactly what kind of comedy this is, I’ll let you know. Mel Brooks makes the comedies that we ALL want to laugh-out-loud at, but are afraid to because it may be deemed “inappropriate” or “crude.” Let go of those worries and LAUGH! The world is a sad place without laughter. So watch it alone or with friends, and side-splitting laughs are sure to ring out. Although the plot is a bit predictable, it’s still a very good movie. As for the ending, though I won’t say much, it left me with mixed feelings. In my opinion, I felt like Mel didn’t know how to end it, and couldn’t think of anything better to put in. But then again, I know it’s a comedy- although it didn’t find it (the ending) particularly funny. However, I completely and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the movie. Just a warning to the prude (no offense): this movie IS rated R for a reason- lots of offensive and racist language and dirty jokes. If that bothers you, I would wait until the movie is on TV, so that the edited version can be watched. Hope this helped!
My name is Jim, but most people call me . . . Jim!!!
This movie is rude and crude, but I don't think I have ever laughed as much is I did in my life when I watched it. I highley recomend this movie to anybody who wants a good laugh. Mel Brooks just flat out knows how to get people to laugh. He knows what's funny and what isn't. This movie is truely a Mel Brooks classic. P.S. iTunes needs to get Young Frankenstein, another Mel Brooks classic!