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Robin Hood: Men in Tights Reviews

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July 20, 2017
RT loves the drama and documentaries but pans comedies, which coincidently never win academy awards.
July 14, 2017
Hilarious especially the blind man with the brail playboy magazine.
July 2, 2017
In my family it has become a family classic. Love it. Great fun love to watch.
May 4, 2017
Once again, Mel obviously can't top his earlier work, but 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' is pretty funny, and works very well in the sense that it's still hilarious if you aren't familiar with the source material. Although, it IS even funnier if you've seen the Kevin Costner and/or Errol Flynn versions.
April 10, 2017
Though not up there with the earlier classics of Mel Brooks, this movie is still silly enough to have us laughing our tights off.
March 8, 2017
I'd prefer Elwes piss taking acting to Costner. The yank jokes aren't as blazing saddles. Who wouldn't Amy Yasbeck
½ March 2, 2017
one of Brooks' funniest films...Elwes was great..the blind Blinkin dude was awesome...this movie always makes me laugh
½ February 11, 2017
This movie was my my childhood fav comedy!
Really has magic to it, the reviews are not right with this one...
½ February 9, 2017
I didn't find it very funny, although I usually don't care for Mel Brooks films. Dumb humor that is over my head. (First and only viewing - In my early twenties)
½ January 8, 2017
Mel Brooks spent decades of his career making spoofs of classic Hollywood movies, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before he took a crack at the oft-filmed legend of Robin Hood. Unfortunately, Robin Hood: Men in Tights suffers from lowbrow humor that goes nowhere, unfunny nonjokes that should've never survived the first edit of the script, and cringe-inducing callbacks to the better comedies that Mel Brooks wrote and directed years earlier. Robin Hood: Men in Tights has gained a cult reputation thanks to plenty of late night cable broadcasts, but I could never find any redeeming qualities in this one. The best thing I can say about this movie is that it isn't quite as awful as Dracula: Dead and Loving It.
December 19, 2016
The movie was fine but Definitely not Mel Brook's best film.
October 13, 2016
This movie was just laugh out loud funny... still among my favorites.
August 17, 2016
OK. Obviously it could be better... Nonetheless, Mel Brooks' fans, such as me, love it for its witty humour.
½ July 24, 2016
Acceptable mindless fun. I wouldn't seek belly laughs here, but you will chuckle a lot.
Super Reviewer
½ July 18, 2016
I thought it was pretty funny, Clever in parts but silly and over the top in other parts.
June 22, 2016
Continuing our improvised summer holiday Robin Hood film theme.

OK, so I'm no big Mel Brooks fan to start with, except for maybe The Producers and Blazing Saddles, I never think his movies are more than a string of loosely connected hit and miss sketches. This was way too lowbrow, in a bad way. The one redeeming factor was the incredible Roger Rees as the Sheriff of Rottingham, He was actually a better villain than Alan Rickman in Prince of Thieves, which is not a bad feat, I guess what I wanted was more in line with the silliness in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. So, even if I had just seen most of the films that Brooks spoofs, this didn't work for me, at all.

My son, who's 13, love it though, and would have given it 4.5 stars... Oh well, each to his own.
½ June 19, 2016
The best spoof film since "Young Frankenstein!" Another piece of work to show why the 90's rocked! They call me Little John, but don't let my name fool you, in real life, very big. There are so many great lines!
June 9, 2016
Hilarious film! Cary Elwes is fantastic in it, pulling off the jubilant and non-chalantness with a comic bravado all his own. Chappelle is hysterical as Achoo, and Brooks replacement of the Friar Tuck with Rabbi Tuckman is hysterical. A cameo from Patrick Stewart closes out a fantastic movie.
½ May 19, 2016
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is an obvious spoof of the classic, Robin Hood story and largely sets its satirical sights on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves which came out a couple years prior, but the film's lackluster execution and lame jokes let me down in a big way. I'm a fan of Mel Brooks' style of comedy, but the writing for this movie just wasn't there and many of the jokes feel like they were aimed at 10 year-olds as I was cringing more than laughing. The story is exactly what you'd expect, apart from the stealing from the rich part, as this, Robin is more just a nuisance to the king and the sheriff of "Rottingham", but uses his charisma and skills with a bow and arrow to get out of situations him and his merry men, have gotten themselves into. The cast is fairly solid and Cary Elwes is clearly having a great time, beaming constantly, but he can't rise above the childish script and the film really only provided a couple chuckles for me, mostly at the random-as-hell song and dance moments. Funny-man, Dave Chappelle appears and surprisingly says/does absolutely nothing funny and his character honestly didn't need to be there! Basically, if you're a Mel Brooks completionist, it's passable for a one-time watch, but as a stand-alone comedy it is seriously lacking.
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