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Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

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Mel Brooks directed and co-wrote this satiric comedy which lampoons a number of cinematic treatments of the legend of Sherwood Forest, including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Robin Hood (Cary Elwes) comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is in exile and that the despotic King John (Richard Lewis) now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees). Robin Hood assembles a band of

PG-13,

Comedy

Mel Brooks, Evan Chandler, J. David Shapiro, J.D. Shapiro

Apr 4, 2006

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cary Elwes is far more dashing and jubilant than either Kevin Costner or Russell Crowe, and he seems born for the role, rather than shoehorned into it.

May 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

This painfully unfunny spoof rivals Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Brooks' worst film.

April 11, 2006 Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com
FulvueDrive-in.com

It is true, the legend had it coming, but this bad?

March 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comment (1)
Filmcritic.com

Grade B Mel Brooks has some zany moments.

June 8, 2005
Video-Reviewmaster.com

This is one of the best musicals of the 1990s and one of Brooks' very best

December 12, 2003
Greenwich Village Gazette

A few good moments in this typically undercooked Brooks opus.

September 11, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There are many funnier things in the world. Like the flu, for example.

June 27, 2003 | Comments (2)
Needcoffee.com

Indicates that Mel Brooks may have lost it.

August 5, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Ugh... what's to like about this movie? No, seriously, what'sto like? Sure it's Mel Brooks', but the humor is less than "borderline". I was in shame by how low the cracks were. I just couldn't believe how unfunny this was.

Yep, that's right, Mel Brooks' brings forth his spoof of Robin Hood. As King Richard is away, Prince John is left to look after things, but gets engulfed in his power. Robin is helping a former cellmate of his - Asneeze - look after his son - Achoo. So, he returns to England and finds himself faced with the law, present with his one true love, and allied with a bunch of men... in tights.

Anyway, long story short, this movie was not funny and I'll tell you why. The jokes were lame, too many self-spoofed puns came out of Brooks. It seemed rushed, the literal jokes were off balance, a number of times someone would look directly into the camera.. even when they weren't breaking the forth wall. It was a pathetic attempt at humor

[more will come later... and sorry for the lacking speech of my review]
March 2, 2014
aSpaceCowboy
Johnny D.

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One of Mel Brooks lesser efforts still has it's guilty pleasures as well as the usual collection of Brooksian toilet gags. While much is disposable, and you will, there undoubtably is one something joke or gag that'll have you smiling to yourself the next day at work. Don't bother repeating it, they would've had to have been there.
November 20, 2012
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

There are a few scenes here that raise a smile but generally this is a poor spoof. Elwes is pretty good at ripping off Errol Flynn and achieves kudos for actually looking like him..sort of, Lewis is terrific as 'Prince John' with his dialog...'hurt them! hurt them!!' but that's about it.

Don't get me wrong I love Brooks and his work, I'm a huge fan, but this really seems like he's spoofing just for the hell of it. It never really seemed as if much thought had gone into the gags, its all very childish visual work which is fine but since when was Brooks a kiddie film maker?

The characters weren't well realised either frankly, very poor casting, they gave the impression none had ever been behind a camera before...accept for Elwes and Lewis who saved the film from utter crapola.

Brooks other films do actually look good I might add, this looks terrible, obvious sets, poor cheap effects and cheap looking costumes, very disappointing overall.
May 13, 2012
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

Charmingly fun and one of the best parodies of all time, despite the fact that most of the jokes are kind of bad and cheap. What makes up for that though is the big glint in its eye combined with a very likable cast. And it was hilarious to see Patrick Stewart in such an unusual role. Especially as I'm more used to seeing him as the all-too-uptight Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek TNG.
April 9, 2012
CloudStrife84
Mike S

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    1. Robin Hood: Um, honey...
    2. Maid Marian: Yes?
    3. Robin Hood: You're not going to believe this. It won't unlock.
    4. Maid Marian: What?
    – Submitted by S.R. H (21 months ago)
    1. Robin Hood: I would like to apoint a new sheriff of Rottingham, my good friend, Ahchoo.
    2. Wedding Guest: A black sheriff?!
    3. Blinkin: He's black?!
    4. Ahchoo: Why not? It worked in 'Blazing Saddles'.
    – Submitted by S.R. H (21 months ago)
    1. Blinkin: I CAN SEE! [rams into a tree] Nope. I was wrong.
    – Submitted by David R (21 months ago)
    1. Blinkin: Master Robin? [touches a Venus De Milo statue] AAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! You lost your arms in battle...but you grew some nice boobs.
    – Submitted by Jared B (22 months ago)
    1. Richard I the Lionheart: You changed it to 'Latrine'?
    2. Latrine: Yeah. It used to be 'Shit House'.
    – Submitted by Ceara R (2 years ago)
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