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The Critic (1963)

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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Old Man from Russia: What the hell is this? Must be a cartoon.
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Better than all today's critics
21 May 2008 | by (Guatemala, Guatemala) – See all my reviews

I just turned 71 last week, I got a right to be loud. I agree with everyone here. This short is a must for today's audiences.

The schmucks with their two-thumps up -- what? and their five stars must be blocking its release. What is this? Schmucks not spelled right? The schmucks at Winipedia won't even tell you where the word comes from. One should consult a moyel to know what to do with their opinions.

It could be IMDb blocking its release to cover all the messugass comments on the site.

Then they say, you got to write a 1000 words. I'm 71, I don't remember that many words. Nem zich a vaneh! Like a truth can't be expressed in less. Try E=MC2. What machines, won't even give me a little 2 for squared. You call this progress. Let people see the Critic!

Put it on a DVD. It will sell better than Pauline.


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