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Common Sense Media says

Kids may not get all of Brooks' Old West parody.

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Kid, 10 years old May 25, 2010
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16
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Violence (G): All cartoon'ish slapstick. Sexual Content (PG-13): Lili seduces Bart, swiping a look at his trouser snake. Language (R): plenty of f--k, s--t, and n----r. Drugs/Tobacco/Alchohol (G): Bart and Waco swipe some beers at a saloon, Waco used to be a drunco, but cleans himself up.
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Too much violence
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Adult Written byClassicCultReviewer June 17, 2009
Teen, 14 years old Written byILUVMEAT April 9, 2008
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great spoof, but racy in most spots.

This movie is rated R for one reason: Language. Swearing is constant and the sherrif is not liked in the beginning since he is african american but his heroic actions in stopping rustlers from destroying the town really made the people grow on him. Sadly, in the end, he leaves to help other towns. The n-word is used often since it is in an early time where there was slavery. The only real problem is language. Violence is slapstick like when everyone was joining the fight into the hollywood studios. People drink at the saloon and the waco kid (Gene wilder) is a heavy drinker who befriends the sherrif. I really liked it. good for 14+ due to its frequent swearing and racial slurs
Teen, 15 years old Written byPoison Ivey March 28, 2010
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14
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REALLy funny/ language could be a rating issue?

I'm pretty positive this movie was rated R for the language, because there is a TON of racials slurs and crude humor. Difanitly offenisve behavior. But the movie was made to make fun of people who are racist, and black people can be racist but at least they have a very good reason to be. CLASSIC!!!!!! My name is Jim... but most people call me... Jim. HAHA
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Parent Written byConspiracyT November 6, 2012
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18
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Read between the lines

Just another way for Satan to condtition the minds of all people to accept his evil ways one baby step at a time. It's intended to be funny and innocent, but it sends a negative subliminal message. Read between the lines.
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Parent of a 9 year old Written bySonofKatieElder January 4, 2012
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14
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Satire at its finest

Watch with the kids and be ready to explain that Brooks is poking fun at racists and showing them up to be idiots. This movie provides a great vehicle to discuss satire with your kids and how satire can be used to make social commentary. That said dont forget this is a truly funny comedy in the best Brooks tradition.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byjohnthemon February 25, 2011
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12
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An excellent movie, if you raised your kids right there should be no problem.

The satire of this movie is perfect, but it could be lost on younger viewers. So I'll so nobody under twelve, but a very hilarious movie nonetheless
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Too much swearing
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byF-Zero studios August 28, 2010
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12
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awesome

this took place back in the 1970's
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Too much violence
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Too much consumerism
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Parent of a 10 year old Written byElizabeth Adelson November 16, 2009
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11
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Love it!

This movie is rated R for one reason: Language. Swearing is constant and the sherrif is not liked in the beginning since he is african american but his heroic actions in stopping rustlers from destroying the town really made the people grow on him. Sadly, in the end, he leaves to help other towns. The n-word is used often since it is in an early time where there was slavery. The only real problem is language. Violence is slapstick like when everyone was joining the fight into the hollywood studios. People drink at the saloon and the waco kid (Gene wilder) is a heavy drinker who befriends the sherrif. I really liked it. good for 11+ due to its frequent swearing and racial slurs
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byathanor September 10, 2014
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16
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Amazing comedic satire not for the faint of heart!

By far the best Mel Brooks has put out (ok, the ending got too campy, but up until that point). On the surface the movie is fulled with incredibly racist language and situations, but you don't have to scratch the surface much to find the satire. I would say that age isn't as important here as maturity in understanding satire and being able to discusss deep topics.
Kid, 7 years old July 2, 2014
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9
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I love Mel Brooks' movies

Not as funny as "Spaceballs" for kids in my age range but I still loved it. Has some drinking and a little bit of drug use, as well as a lot of racism but it shows how stupid people are when they hate other people that are different than themselves. Very good film!
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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Teen, 16 years old Written byTonyStark2013 October 18, 2013
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He Rode a Blazing Saddle.

This is Mel Brooks nothing can go wrong and nothing did! I love this movie it is so great and haliorus!!!!!
Adult Written byqwerty keyboard January 2, 2013
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14
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Screw this dumb western film.

Wow, this movie is terrible. Once again another movie has been created just to rely on stupid profanity words to keep humor going, and guess what: THEY MADE MONEY OUT OF IT!!!!!! Money is really starting to ruin many movies and shows. That is why you see so much crap on tv, and it is all because of stupid little green paper pieces of cash!!!!!!!! Money is great to have, but this is just getting out of hand. Anyway, this movie is terrible and unfunny, I suggest you watch Cat Ballou or Evil Roy Slade instead of this junk.
Teen, 14 years old Written bywakokid July 8, 2011
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why blazing saddles was rated R

the only reson it wasn't PG 13 is because PG 13 came later
Parent Written byPlague January 11, 2011
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10
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Blazing Saddles

Very very funny. A little fun fact: Blazing Saddles was the first movie to have farts, and when it first in theaters they made it silent so all you see was 10 cowboys randomly getting up around a campfire.
Parent of a 12 year old Written byNathaniel Stone November 16, 2009
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9
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Hilarious! A must-see!

Unbelievable! Hilarious simply does not do this film justice! It is the funniest, best, western spoof movie you'll ever see! It's only bad because they say the 'N' word a lot. But they're doing this to make fun of the sheriff, who is black. Most of the innapropriote stuff is for humorous purposes. I'd let anyone 9+ see it!
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
Parent of a 13 year old Written byDr. Sullivan November 16, 2009
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12
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A must see for tweens and up!

Although there is some drinking in this film, I believe that it is a must-see for teens and pre-teens. Award Winning director: Mel Brooks has outdone himself again. Hilarious. If you do not worry about your kids seeing people drinking, there is no reason why they should not see this movie.
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Great role models
Teen, 17 years old Written byoctober1985 October 13, 2009
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Too much swearing
Parent of a 15 and 15 year old Written byxmasterxofxmyxd... March 20, 2009
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14
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One of the funniest movies ever made

this movie has got to be one of the funniest movies ever made, its a timeless classic with great comedic performances, great jokes, and one of the best screenplays ever. This should be required viewing for everybody who likes movies.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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