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Year
1977
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Mel Brooks
Genre
Comedy
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
12,292
Checks
2,051
Favs
94
Dislikes
30
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. fetzu's avatar

    fetzu

    quote:
    High Anxiety... you win!
    11 years 5 months ago
  2. aussieflickfan's avatar

    aussieflickfan

    The psychological profession's ethics never looked the same to me after I saw this film. I love it. It does help if you're a Hitchcock fan, as you will pick up on a few references. 12 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    An under-appreciated Mel Brooks flick, High Anxiety is a fine spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's oeuvre with a few key parody moments - the shot-for-shot shower scene from Psycho, the monkey bars from The Birds - but generally aims to tell its own story, with its own characters, in a tale that's half Spellbound and half Vertigo. Otherwise, he's quoting Hitchcock's shots, but you're not always sure you'd be able to name which movie they're all from. In other words, a similar formula to Young Frankenstein, but even more distanced from the original work (not to mention the gags that spoof other films). It means it looks pretty cool, and it's a lot of fun besides. Harvey Korman is particularly in good form - I don't think he's given enough credit for his physical humor - and who isn't happy to see Madeline Kahn? If you want to get drunk watching this, however, I suggest you take a shot every time someone asks someone else who they are. Is this a Hitchcock trope that I never picked up on? I don't think it is. 1 year 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #138 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
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  2. This movie ranks #424 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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