The Twelve Chairs
The Twelve Chairs (1970)

One of several film versions of the 1928 Russian novel The Twelve Chairs (one of the better-known adaptations was the 1945 Fred Allen vehicle It's in the Bag), Mel Brooks' movie is set in the years following the Bolshevik… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The premise was so good that I expected the frantic pic to be funnier and not so overwrought.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Hope for the best, expect the worst - and get something in between. Middling Brooks, with flashes of brilliance.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...has a kind of earnest, threadbare, yet endearing charm to it....a rare pleasure.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Probably the closest Brooks ever came to making a 'normal' film.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Dull

Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A hit or miss spoof of Communism saved by zany performances by Brooks and DeLuise.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Goofy, funny, smoothly enjoyable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Although this is a much different film than Brooks' other films, having been based on an old Russian novel instead of being a spoof of another film, it is… More
Alec Barniskis
This is really the "odd man out" in Brooks' filmography, but that's not a bad thing . . . in fact I'd say its one of his best films.… More
Apeneck Fletcher
An art house late night weekend favorite back in the day (like Rocky Horror), a dying woman tells of a hidden treasure --- setting off a crazy cross-country… More
Daniel Dolgin
I'm a big Mel Brooks fan and have loved all his movies but this one. I understand why the critics loved it but for audience it was missing the… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ippolit Vorobyaninov: You're not worth spitting on! Father Fyodor: Oh yeah? Well, you are! Mel Brooks' second film, which involves three men all… More