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Year
1974
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Comedy, Western
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
72,525
Checks
28,014
Favs
1,721
Dislikes
208
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Agrimorfee's avatar

    Agrimorfee

    Mongo only pawn in the game of life... 8 years 12 months ago
  2. Dragan88's avatar

    Dragan88

    "where them white women at!" scene is classic :D 9 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    With Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks broke new ground (and new wind), calibrating a tone that allows audiences to laugh at aberrant racism, punching up, now down, and it's perhaps a mark against how little attitudes towards race have evolved in the past 50 years that it still feels edgy and relevant. It might not have worked without charming performances from Cleavon Little as Black Bart, the West's first and only black sheriff, and the fallen Waco Kid played by Gene Wylder who, along with Madeline Kahn's German showgirl, I find a lot more interesting than the buffoonish villains. And despite the anachronisms, slapstick, metatextual humor, and scenes right out of Looney Toons (Bart is nothing if not Bugs Bunny in this), it's got a fun story you want to follow and that sends up westerns without feeling overly familiar. It stands up. 3 years 8 months ago
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  5. This movie ranks #40 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
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  9. This movie ranks #96 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #462 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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