Robin Hood: Men in Tights

1993

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Critics Consensus

Undisciplined, scatological, profoundly silly, and often utterly groan-worthy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights still has an amiable, anything-goes goofiness that has made it a cult favorite.

40%

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Total Count: 42

81%

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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 fellow patriots to do battle with John and the Sheriff, including Asneeze (Isaac Hayes) and his son Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle), the blind watchman Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), Will Scarlet O'Hara (Matthew Porretta), and Rabbi Tuckman (Brooks). The Sheriff is eager to put Robin Hood out of business with the aid of criminal mastermind Don Giovanni (Dom DeLuise), but Robin soon has an ally in the royal palace when he falls for the lovely Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck), whose minder Broomhilde (Megan Cavanagh) has uncooperatively outfitted Marian with a chastity belt. The cast also includes Tracy Ullman, Robert Ridgely, and Clive Revill. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Cary Elwes
as Robin Hood
Richard Lewis
as Prince John
Roger Rees
as Sheriff of Rottingham
Amy Yasbeck
as Maid Marian
Isaac Hayes
as Asneeze
Mel Brooks
as Rabbi Tuckman
Megan Cavanagh
as Broomhilde
Eric Allan Kramer
as Little John
Matthew Porretta
as Will Scarlet O'Hara
Patrick Stewart
as King Richard
Dom DeLuise
as Don Giovanni
Dick Van Patten
as The Abbot
Steve Tancora
as Filthy Luca
Joe Dimmick
as Dirty Ezio
Avery Schreiber
as Tax Assessor
Chuck McCann
as Villager
Brian George
as Dungeon Maitre d'
Zitto Kazann
as Head Saracen Guard
Richard Assad
as Assistant Saracen Guard
Herman Poppe
as Sheriff's Guard
Clive Revill
as Fire Marshall
Joe Baker
as Angry Villager
Carol DeLuise
as Complaining Villager
Kelly Jones
as Buxom Lass
Corbin Allred
as Young Lad
Chase Masterson
as Giggling Court Lady
Rudy De Luca
as Party Guest
Patrick Valenzuela
as Lead Camel Jockey
RONNY GRAHAM
as Villager
Don Hesser
as Merry Men Dancer
Nick Jameson
as Inept Archer
Peter Pitofsky
as Inept Archer
Mathew Saks
as Party Guest
Robin Shepard
as Party Guest
Johnny Cocktails
as Wedding Guest
Laurie Main
as Wedding Guest
Ira Miller
as Villager
David DeLuise
as Villager
Robert Noble
as Villager
Tony Tanner
as Villager
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Audience Reviews for Robin Hood: Men in Tights

  • Apr 03, 2018
    From writer/director Mel Brooks comes the outrageous parody film Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Though mainly a riff on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, there are some nods and allusions to other Robin Hood films as well. There are also spoofs on The Godfather, JFK, Malcolm X, and Home Alone. Starring Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Tracey Ullman, and Dave Chappelle, the film has a solid comedic cast. However, it's pretty slapsticky, with a lot of sight gags that are hit and miss. Yet while Robin Hood: Men in Tights delivers some fun laughs, it's one of Mel Brooks' weaker films and not as sharp and witty as his previous works.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2014
    Fucking dreadful. I could only watch a few minutes of it before turning it off. The jokes I saw weren't funny, and were retardedly heavy-handed. I really hope they don't make another one of these at some point.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2013
    I think there are only few out there who would say this Movie is not worth watching. I myself have seen it about 5 times and I can still laugh at some scenes.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2012
    I thought it was pretty funny, Clever in parts but silly and over the top in other parts.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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