Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
  • R
  • 1h 33m
  • 1974
Certified Fresh91%
Common Sense Media Iconage 15+
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Ribald, tasteless, and hilarious ... this classic spoof of the Western genre by director Mel Brooks pokes fun at everyone and everything. A corrupt governor grants a reprieve to an African American convict if the condemned man agrees to serve as sheriff of a small Western town, believing that new sheriff will only live long enough to serve the needs of the governor and his nefarious railroad-baron backer. Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Madeline Kahn); Best Music, Original Song; and Best Film Editing.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Daring, provocative, and laugh-out-loud funny, Blazing Saddles is a gleefully vulgar spoof of Westerns that marks a high point in Mel Brooks' storied career.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
Don Druker
Fresh

One of the funniest awful movies ever made.

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Although Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder head a uniformly competent cast, pic is handily stolen by...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

The screenplay is credited to five writers, and it shows in the confused melange of styles.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kids may not get all of Brooks' classic Old West parody.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Blazing Saddles is a classic spoofy comedy with bawdy language, sexual innuendo, and a send up of racism that younger viewers may not be able to understand and therefore misinterpret. Drinking and prostitution are also lampooned. There are some laughs at the expense of flamboyant characters who are meant to be thought of as gay.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:February 6, 1974
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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