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(out of 13 reviews)
AGE
13
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Review this title!
Adult Written byClassicCultReviewer June 17, 2009
Parent Written byConspiracyT November 6, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 9 year old Written bySonofKatieElder January 4, 2012
AGE
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
Parent of a 10 year old Written byElizabeth Adelson November 16, 2009
AGE
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
Adult Written byqwerty keyboard January 2, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

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.
Parent Written byPlague January 11, 2011
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

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
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

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!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
Parent of a 13 year old Written byDr. Sullivan November 16, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Great role models
Parent of a 15 and 15 year old Written byxmasterxofxmyxd... March 20, 2009
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written bykerriokie April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Wonderful Mel Brooks satire for teens and up

This is one of my favorite Mel Brooks movies. It actually has a great message about racism, but the way homosexuals are portrayed is a bit iffy. If your kids want to watch this, make sure you watch it with them and explain that this is a satire and what that is.
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byathanor September 10, 2014
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

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.
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 May 4, 2014
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

A raucous good time!

Brooks' genius along with four other writers (including Richard Pryor, who you can tell definitely contributed to some of Bart's lines) shines brightly onscreen! Constant breaking of the fourth wall between takes on the Old West genre and breaking down racial barriers, "Saddles" was a revelation for its time and still a revelation to watch now, if not just for the dynamic chemistry between Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder. It's a terrific set up and homage and great film in its own right...just save it for older teens!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing