Mel Brooks 1976 "Silent Movie" is the same concept as "The Artist' just done lowbrow instead of highbrow. This was Mel at the peak of his power in Hollywood, starring as movie director Mel Funn, enlisting Paul Newman, Burt Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Anne Bancroft to be in his silent movie. Marty Feldman and Dom Deluise join Mel on this very mildly amusing, never LOL comedy that's long on slapstick and short on laughs. Definitely a lesser effort in the classic Brooks collection, with more misses than hits among the rapid fire humor. The 70's gay "jokes" are pretty repellent by today's standards and really date the film.
We'll silently slip this one a C-.