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      Spaceballs

      PG Now Playing 1 hr. 32 min. Comedy List
      52% 104 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy). Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      There's fine spoofery and amusing characters in Spaceballs, though it's a far cry from Mel Brooks' peak era.

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      smichalkowski Haven't seen it in decades but it was good Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review Arlan P What is there NOT to like...it's Mel Brooks!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Joshua C Absolutely hilarious! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Crystal U Awesome as always!! I think my kids appreciated more of the humor now! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/21 Full Review MARC Awesome to see in the theatre again Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/19/21 Full Review #worldfamousPatLyons old school funny shit ... don't eat too much popcorn like I did of you'll doze Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/27/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jay Carr Boston Globe 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, confidently and rightly sensing that if we don't laugh at this one, we'll laugh at the next. And so we do. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times If it isn't likely to generate what Mr. Brooks himself refers to as 'Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money, neither is it anything less than gentle, harmless satire that occasionally has real bite. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Harper Barnes St. Louis Post-Dispatch It probably will do fairly well with kids and younger adolescents, who haven't heard the bad puns and seen the sight gags a thousand times before. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Cathy Burke United Press International This sendup by director Mel Brooks incorporates the silliest aspects of all the major space adventures of the last decade, and the whole is a hilarious combination of its parts. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Robert W. Butler Kansas City Star Spaceballs doesn’t aspire to art; it’s perfectly happy to provide at least two good laughs every minute. That’s not a bad batting average. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Terry Lawson Dayton Daily News It is with a great deal of pleasure that I inform you that Spaceballs is twice as funny as the title and that it is funny from blast-off to splashdown. Apr 12, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).
      Director
      Mel Brooks
      Screenwriter
      Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      French
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 4, 1987, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 20, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $36.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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