Spaceballs Reviews

January 18, 2011
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.
January 18, 2011
Unforgiveable then, unforgiveable now.
January 18, 2011
It's mostly forced humor all the way, a movie that rarely measures up to adequate kitsch.
March 26, 2009
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Typically, the best conceits end in pratfalls, and non-Brooks fans may find that the gravitational pull towards the thumpingly obvious outweighs the wit.
October 30, 2005
June 19, 2005
April 25, 2005
Brooks jumped the shark with Spaceballs
August 22, 2003
April 18, 2003
More proof that filmmaker Mel Brooks misplaced his sense of humor after the 1970s.
January 9, 2003
July 29, 2002
less funny than most of the movies it spoofs
September 11, 2001
It's sad, really, seeing once-great comic genius in decline.
January 1, 2000
The best shot is the opening shot of a giant ominous spaceship floating through space like in the opening shot in Star Wars with a bumper sticker proclaiming "We brake for no-one." Thereafter it doesn't get much better.
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
The jokes in the films are all pretty much in the same vein -- you might call it borsch-belt postmodern -- and they're all on about the same level, too.