Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles ★★★½

Blazing Saddles is insane in the best sense. It's fairly inconsistent and sometimes the commentary feels more mean-spirited than anything. That said, when it's funny, it's hilarious. The first two acts are just alright, but the third act... Miraculously, I had no idea what the third act entailed going into this, and as soon I realized what was happening, it was one of the most incredible feelings I've ever had in a movie theater. Cleavon Little anchors the movie really well, and Wilder does a great job being funny without stealing the show like he easily could. Blazing Saddles is a fun if only decent movie that has an absolute comedic masterpiece of a third act. Really incredible how much a great ending can make one feel a movie is better than it is overall.

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