Silent Movie
Silent Movie (1976)

Silent Movie is just that: a totally nonverbal comedy, save for one single line. Director Mel Brooks stars as a once-famous comedy director, who with his faithful assistants Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman return to Hollywood with plans for a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly strained comedy.

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Christopher Null

Mel Brooks has never known when a joke is worthy of a five-minute bit and when it's something you can flesh out into a full length feature.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Mel Brooks was THE comic master of the 70's

Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Not Brooks' best, but still funny

Chuck O'Leary

Largely a success due to some very funny sight gags, but even at a brief 87 minutes, Brooks seems to be stretching things to feature-film length in the last half-hour.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Brooks' tribute to silent cinema has its drawbacks, but his obvious affection for pre-talkies saves the day.

Mark Bourne

While Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein stride across the land with seven-league boots, Silent Movie glides on tip-toe like Bugs Bunny in ballet slippers.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Low end of Mel Brooks' films.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nearly everything is done in that special Mel Brooks brand of broad comedy that quickly palls for all but the faithful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Clever idea for a 15 minute short film is dragged out to a full-length feature. Not only does the gimmick get old fast, but the non-silent era stars don't… More
Jennifer D
I think the mimicking of silent era acting was funny even if the story was so so. Still, the slapstick and physical comedy made it worth it. "Ars es… More
AJ Verser
In case you're wonder, yes this movie is silent! Brooks brings us nostalgia of the old silents, and it is hilarious. If you like his films, I highly… More
Tim Salmons
Bless you Mel Brooks. Even when your movies weren't perfect, they're still a hell of a lotta fun.
Apeneck Fletcher
so bad it's good, brooks, as usual ("if it works, don't fix it") mugs his way thru this movie about the very movie yer watchin'… More
Byron Brubaker
Being a silent movie most of the jokes are visual gags. Many many good visual gags, especially the ones involving the style of silent movies. Some action is… More

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