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      Young Frankenstein

      PG Now Playing 1 hr. 45 min. Comedy TRAILER for Young Frankenstein: Trailer 1 List
      94% 72 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets
      Young Frankenstein

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      Made with obvious affection for the original, Young Frankenstein is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder.

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      Mike Simply put, the funniest movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/10/24 Full Review Soundwave Must watch for any horror movie or comedy movie fan Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Steve B This is a must-see film if you like Cinema or excellent writing and acting. It is my all-time favorite film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review br00talbananas One of the funniest movies of all-time... Gene and Mel were flat out comedic geniuses 🫶 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review matthias s "Get ready for a monstrously funny ride in Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein'! This classic comedy parodies the horror genre with uproarious wit and unforgettable characters. Gene Wilder shines as the young Dr. Frankenstein, who inherits his family's spooky castle, and Marty Feldman steals the show as the hilarious hunchback Igor. Teri Garr adds charm as Inga, navigating the eccentricities of the Frankenstein household. The film is a perfect blend of horror and humor, keeping me laughing throughout. From the iconic "Puttin' on the Ritz" scene to Peter Boyle's tap-dancing monster, the film is packed with timeless moments that will leave you in stitches. 'Young Frankenstein' is a side-splitting delight that stands the test of time! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Kyle M Mel Brooks considered this his finest work and specifically third funniest parody he's ever done. Agreeable on the finest craftsmanship as he aesthetically devoted to the subject with unexpected faithfulness whilst incorporating jokes for genius laughs per his signature, charged by the cast's comedically energized brilliance. The directorial ranking on the framed hilarity is debatable, but its classic status sure is justified. (B+) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Paul D. Zimmerman Newsweek This black-and-white parody of the Karloff classic is the most cinematically assured, coherent and (relatively speaking) tasteful of Brooks's films. Feb 10, 2022 Full Review Adam Smith Empire Magazine What it demonstrates is that for spoof to work, the spoofers must have deep affection for the material out of which they are wringing the wee. Rated: 4/5 Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Jason Bailey Flavorwire The Brooks of 'Young Frankenstein' isn't really skewering the conventions of the horror movie - he's paying tribute to them, and using them as scaffolding for his particular brand of goofy, Borscht Belt burlesque. Jun 18, 2016 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder create something that has never been repeated in the legion of movie spoofs that followed: a real movie with dynamic characters, a story that stands on its own, and a touching undercurrent of pathos amidst the parody. Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Montezuma Bay Area Reporter Mr. Brooks has combined the zaniness of Blazing Saddles with the structure of Producers and has come up with a very funny movie. Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia It is a comedy in which Brooks takes some creative liberties when it comes to addressing Shelley's work and uses Frankenstein's monster to parody Universal's horror movies with a hilarious and quite entertaining tone. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Nov 12, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
      Director
      Mel Brooks
      Screenwriter
      Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox, CBS/Fox, Key Video
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox, Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 15, 1974, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 1, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1), 35mm, Flat (1.85:1)