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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

By Erika Milvy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Great comedy duo in crass disappointment.

Movie R 1989 102 minutes
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This film represents the dregs of comedy from these '70s stars who, by 1989, are passed their prime. The premise of the deaf leading the blind and the blind leading the deaf has about a two-minute sketch's worth of humor. Not to mention that such a politically-incorrect comedy about disability would most likely not be made today, at least not by comedy legends like these.

There are minor flashes of comic absurdity, most notably in a scene in which Pryor, posing as a Swedish gynecologist, is asked to present his research on the orgasm at a medical conference. Such silly zaniness is a stab at the classic humor of Mel Brooks. But even Wilder's attempt at a silly German accent falls flat and reminds us that this is no Young Frankenstein.

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