Spaceballs

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MGM Released 1987

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Director:
Mel Brooks
Released:
1987
Rating:
PG
An opening shot of one of those enormous, endlessly flowing, across-the-top-of-the-screen George Lucas space cruisers introduces us inot the not-quite-so-serious world of director Mel Brooks' planet "Spaceball", which is attempting to steal the atmosphere.

Metacritic Score

  • 63

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie's dialogue is constructed out of funny names, puns and old jokes. Sometimes it's painfully juvenile. But there are some great visual gags in the movie, and the best is Pi...

  • 60

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Mr. Brooks's vision of ''Star Wars'' and its underlying silliness cannot help but wear thin. But Spaceballs has none of the aggressively unfunny humor that has marred some of Mr. B...

  • 20

    Variety

    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.

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  • STAR WARS ON CRACK

    8.5
    amalgamate A BUNCH OF THE 80'S SCI-FI FLICKS INTO ONE MOVIE and you get a guy who wrote in caps lock!!!! It's a great movie and MUST be watched. Not doing so would deprive you of the power of the shwartz, it also shows the importance of radar jamming. WATCH IT YO!

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