The Twelve Chairs
The Twelve Chairs (1970)

In this farce, a civil servant discovers that he is heir to a vast fortune, which is hidden in one of a set of twelve chairs. Unfortunately, the chairs have been scattered to locations unknown, and the man must compete with a greedy priest… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 28, 1970
DVD 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


Chuck O'Leary

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

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Scott Weinberg

Goofy, funny, smoothly enjoyable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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Alec Barniskis
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Daniel Dolgin
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