Blazing Saddles

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Synopsis

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Cast

  • Cleavon Little
  • Mel Brooks
  • Gene Wilder
  • Madeline Kahn
  • Slim Pickens
  • David Huddleston
  • Liam Dunn
  • Alex Karras
  • John Hillerman
  • George Furth

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Metacritic

100

It's a crazed grabbag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken. Mostly, it succeeds. It's an audience picture; it doesn't have a lot of classy polish and its structure is a total mess. But of course! What does that matter while Alex Karris is knocking a horse cold with a right cross to the jaw?

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
50

Much of the laughter Mr. Brooks inspires is hopeful, before-the-gag laughter, which can be terribly tiring...Blazing Saddles has no dominant personality, and it looks as if it includes every gag thought up in every story conference. Whether good, bad, or mild, nothing was thrown out.

Metacritic review by Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
The New York Times
91

No comic trope, however musty or studded with whiskers, is off limits, including bad puns, physical shtick, pie fights, goofy names and accents, song-and-dance numbers, Jewish Indians, or just having a bunch of cowpokes farting around the campfire. Some of the jokes drop like lead, but the film's anarchic spirit carries a lot of excitement, because Brooks' anything-goes philosophy means that no comedic possibilities go unconsidered.

Metacritic review by Scott Tobias
Scott Tobias
The A.V. Club