This is one of the funniest movies ever made. To see it now is to understand that. To see it for the first time in 1968, when I did, was to witness audacity so liberating that not even "There's Something About Mary" rivals it.
Michael AtkinsonVillage Voice
However familiar, it delivers like a shorted slot machine.
TV Guide Magazine
Mel Brooks's first and funniest, a spoof of Broadway theater that has earned a deservedly devoted cult following.