This film is so funny, it should be supplied on prescription! It is not for the easily offended, but if you have the capacity to laugh at yourself and to admit that just maybe it makes you question your attitude to others, watch it. Heck, even if you just want to laugh at the best fart joke ever, watch it!
This film surely ranks along Life Of Brian and Airplane as one of the funniest films ever. I doubt that this film would ever be made today as the PC brigade would be on it like a ton of bricks. The opening scene itself always make me laugh (De camptown ladies) and the all-time classic campfire scene still makes me roar with laughter even though I'm almost 43:-)
Be warned though, even though it is a full on attack against racism, the film does use "The N Word" on many occasions.
30 years down the line and ths is still as fresh as the day it was released.
This is as silly as a movie can get with some memorable scenes, particularly around the camp fire and great comedy performances all round. Gene Wilder is his usual great self but the performance from Cleavon Little is remarkable. To face up to such controversial subjects and laugh in the face of many, it is a brilliant performance.
This movie is a real streak of genius from Mel Brooks and put many a smile on faces the world over.
Recent movies have approached the same subjects in more serious ways but Blazing saddles will always be remembered for its silly but intelligent view and as a result, is generally adored.
Its a real shame Cleavon Little didn't have a more successful career following Blazing Saddles.
Definitely one for the collection.