Blazing Saddles (1974)

Mel Brooks directs Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn in the spoof western about a black sheriff taking on the railroads.

One of those classics I’m going to get in trouble for feeling a bit “meh” about. The support is spirited, I’ve always got time for Gene Wilder – one of my comedy heroes. Maybe his presence means I crave Richard Pryor in the lead. Cleavon Little seems a little stiff. Sad truth is that most of the skits don’t make me personally laugh… which surely is the only true measuring stick for a comedy.

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One comment

  1. Sam Simon · September 4

    Coubt me in, I never enjoyed this movie and I don’t remember laughing at any of its jokes. To this day, it’s a mystery to me why this is considered such a great classic…
    And I love Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs, so it’s not that I don’t like Mel Brooks in general!

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