Blazing Saddles

1974 • 92 minutes
4.0
117 reviews
89%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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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 that 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! MPAA Rating: R (c) 1974 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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4.0
117 reviews
David V
March 30, 2014
Blazing Saddles is, in my view, the greatest American comedy of all time, and probably the most effective anti-racist film yet made. A true classic.
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Brian B
February 17, 2020
Brilliant film one to be watched. If you need to put a smile on your face don't miss this movie.
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Elisabeta Micske
October 30, 2015
Even after 40 years it is still funny and can be watched over and over again.
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