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Blazing Saddles Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 15+

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film contains some baudy language, sexual innuendo, and a send up of racism that younger viewers may not be able to understand and therefore misinterpret. Drinking and prostitution are also lampooned. There are some laughs at the expense of flamboyant characters that are meant to be thought of as gay.

  • Families can talk about what makes something a satire. What or who in particular does the movie intend to mock? How does the film's humor address racial stereotypes present in society as well as in movies about the Old West?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Mostly cartoon-ish slapstick violence.

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    Sex: Some sexual innuendo, a few rape jokes.

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    Language: Plenty of swearing, repeated racial slurs made in jest.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cigar smoking, heavy drinking