History of the World: Part I Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1633

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 151

Theatrical Release Date: 06/12/1981

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Mel Brooks

Actors: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Gregory Hines, Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise

Plot: Take a farcical journey through history as the Stone Age, Roman Empire and French Revolution are all skewered by Mel Brooks.

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Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/13/2019

A raunchy, but moderately funny star-studded Mel Brooks spoof.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/22/2011

My personal favorite of Brooks. I seem to laugh more at this ludicrous take on world history than all his other parodies that came after 'Frankenstein' and 'Saddles'.

Rating of
2.5/4

PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 05/02/2010

A very funny movie, but one of my least favorite of the Mel Brooks films.

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Rating of
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History of the World: Part I review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/04/2012

Much like Three Ages (from Buster Keaton) but with more lavish costumes and set pieces. Felt most of the jokes were forced instead of being it natural. There were a few childish jokes mixed with crude humor. If only Brooks hadn't involved himself too much and focused on the humor rather than the "musicals." Score was diverse and performances silly and focused. On a positive note, Orson Welles was a splendid addition to narrate. The "Jesus...yes" scene and Comicus (Brooks again) performance in front of the Emperor were a riot. This critic however prefers Robin Hood Men in Tights and Blazing Saddles. History of the World Part 1 is still a descent spoof (2001 Space Odyssey in the beginning and Star Wars in the end) that will make you smile. "It's good to be the King!."

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