Spaceballs Synopsis
SPACEBALLS, 1987, Park Circus/MGM, 96 min. Dir. Mel Brooks. Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis head the cast in Mel Brooks' hilarious riff on STAR WARS. Brooks is a riot in two roles, with diminutive Rick Moranis marching around as “Dark...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Spaceballs has the happy air of a comic enterprise that knows it's going right. It just keeps spritzing the gags at us, Borscht Belt-style,...
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Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
If Spaceballs disappoints you, it isn't because it's unfunny or not entertaining. Brooks at medium pressure is still more amusing than most...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Full of love, Spaceballs is full of laughs; after 13 years of screen disappointments, Brooks has almost delivered another Young...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By 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...
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The New York Times

By 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...
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TV Guide

It's mostly forced humor all the way, a movie that rarely measures up to adequate kitsch. Aimed at younger audiences, Spaceballs misses its...
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Subtlety had never been Brooks’ thing, but even blunt blows need to be well aimed, and while Spaceballs doesn’t exactly miss its targets,...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Candy and Moranis are real talents, but they're completely wasted, like everyone else here, sacrificed to the grade-school inanities of...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Somehow, the funny stuff gets sucked into a kind of black hole in the center of the satire, along with all the comic debris. What should...
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Brooks' own timing as a director doesn't seem up to its usual snuff. Light-years stretch out between the set-up of a gag and its payoff,...
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Mel Brooks' last good movie

By TerpsFan72
While not his best work, I'd have to say that this is the last Mel Brooks movie I liked. Robin Hood Men in Tights would be the movie that pretty much told me his career was over, what a horrible mess...

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Funny Classic for the era....

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stands the test of time

By Britney Siren
i love it's quirkiness and cheesy jokes. Very fun movie...

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Spaceballs ROCKS!!!

By danandtraci
Can never get enough of this film.... It's 'out of this world' fun (what Mel Brooks film isn't?). I would give this a 5 star rating, and a MUST SEE for anyone who has never seen it!...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Goofy parody mocks the Star Wars series.
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