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Vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modelled on Marlene Dietrich. As in Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This movie is a classic! the humor in it can get over the top and if your easily offened by comic racism then this is not a good movie for you. But if you can laugh it off, and beleave me you will be laughing alot, then go out and buy this movie! 10/10
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Classic funny stuff here
Blazing Saddles is good fun. This is a classic funny movie. There will be lots of laughing. The visuals are improved, but it is an older film, so don't expect to be floored.