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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"The crew flings itself energetically through space in search of laughs, but it will never penetrate the galaxy where Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein traced their giddy orbits."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Typically, the best conceits end in pratfalls, and non-Brooks fans may find that the gravitational pull towards the thumpingly obvious outweighs the wit."
‑ , Time Out
"The jokes about the more calculating aspects of George Lucas's franchise are particularly telling. Remember, the Schwartz will be with you always."
‑ , Film4
"Goofy parody mocks the Star Wars series."
‑ Paul Trandahl, Common Sense Media
"Despite the dirty jokes hidden in plain sight ('Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz!'), Spaceballs is a PG-rated comedy that makes silliness sublime. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The film's low-tech styling is roughly the cardboard inversion of the cinematic machines it parodies, and Brooks seems less inclined than usual to push the overkill urges too far."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"If it isn't likely to generate what Mr. Brooks himself refers to as 'Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money, neither is it anything less than gentle, harmless satire that occasionally has real bite."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Unforgiveable then, unforgiveable now."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Ainda que não consiga recapturar a acidez e a inteligência de seus esforços da primeira fase da carreira, Brooks consegue divertir graças a algumas belas sacadas e ao simples conceito de Moranis como Dark Helmet."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Mel Brooks trashes Star Wars; very funny"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Mel Brooks will do anything for a laugh. Unfortunately, what he does in Spaceballs, a misguided parody of the Star Wars adventures, isn't very funny."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"How do you review a movie like this, anyway? I guess by saying whether you laughed or not. I did laugh, but not enough to recommend the film."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's mostly forced humor all the way, a movie that rarely measures up to adequate kitsch."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is possibly the last great film that Mel Brooks directed"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"One of the few screwball comedies that everyone must experience at least once."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
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