Robin Hood: Men in Tights


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Musical / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten41%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright81%
IMDb Rating6.710126807


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Cary Elwes Photo
Cary Elwes as Robin Hood
Mel Brooks Photo
Mel Brooks as Rabbi Tuckman
Amy Yasbeck Photo
Amy Yasbeck as Marian
Patrick Stewart Photo
Patrick Stewart as King Richard
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960.04 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
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1.93 GB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviews7 / 10

Silly but funny

This is definitely one of the better Mel Brooks movies, along with Spaceballs(although I will openly admit to not having watched many others, at least yet). It's very silly and thoroughly funny, there are hardly more than a few minutes throughout the entire two hour run-time, where you aren't entertained. Almost all of the gags have a great comical effect, few of them fall flat. I saw this movie right after seeing and reviewing Spy Hard, and comparing these two spoof movies, I realize exactly of how high quality this movie really is. It's funny from start to finish, none of the comedy is overdone or boring. The music is marvelous, as is the choreography of both dancing and fighting. The acting is pretty much what you would normally expect from this type of movie... Elwes is a great comedian, and makes a good Robin. The plot is typical Robin Hood, more or less everything from the legend is fit into this movie(and spoofed majorly). If you like Mel Brooks, or you're just a fan of silly humor, or you're just dying to watch a good parody of the legend of Robin Hood, this is definitely the film for you. The HBO First Look special on the film is also worth watching, and in that, you may want to keep watching throughout the credits, too. I'd recommend it to any fan of Mel Brooks movies, and to people who enjoy silly humor. 7/10

Reviewed by bkoganbing7 / 10

Those men of Sherwood and the women who'd like to love them

The Robin Hood legend and swashbuckler films in general get the Mel Brooks treatment in Robin Hood: Men In Tights. What that means is that a lot of movie clichés are broadly winked at, conventions are smashed and lots of laughs to be had.

Robin Hoods from Douglas Fairbanks to Kevin Costner probably saw lots of potential for a few winks themselves that Cary Elwes saw here. Our Robin here is all that one expects from a hero, brave, loyal, and true, a great fighter and would like to be a great lover if it weren't for that chastity belt that Amy Yasbeck as Maid Marian wears. Way back in those days many a maiden was put in one and I wouldn't be surprised if that was also a gift from King Richard to Errol Flynn for Olivia DeHavilland. Like a true Mel Brooks hero, Elwes is also a bit thick.

Kevin Costner's Robin Hood had a black cast member kind of grafted into the film so Brooks goes one better, he has two. A very hip Moor played by Isaac Hayes gifts charge of his son an 'exchange student' to a returning Elwes to England. A rapping Dave Chappelle is a nice addition to the mix.

Two of my favorites were Tracey Ullman as a witch and Mel Brooks as Rabbi Tuck. As King Richard himself gives the bride away in the end, all we can do is quote from another classic comedy, "a royal wedding, Mazeltov".

It's a Mel Brooks film so you know it will be great.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle6 / 10

needs greater comedic density

Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes) is imprisoned during the Crusades. He escapes with the help of Asneeze (Isaac Hayes). Returning to England, Robin rescues Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle),the son of Asneeze. Prince John (Richard Lewis) is in control with Richard fighting in the Crusades and he's taking LoxleyHall literally. Prince John has a witch named Latrine (Tracey Ullman). Robin's blind family servant Blinkin (Mark Blankfield) tells him that his family are all dead. Little John (Eric Allan Kramer),Will Scarlet O'Hara (Matthew Porretta) and Rabbi Tuckman (Mel Brooks) join him to battle Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees). He falls for Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck).

This is a Mel Brooks spoof. His brand of humor has grown a bit old. There are simply not enough funny jokes. Dave Chappelle is a great find and he has a few good laughs. He has the majority and the biggest laughs. On the other hand, Amy Yasbeck has no laughs at all. Maid Marian may be funnier as an idiot. Cary Elwes is game and has good timing. The silly names seem to be half of the comedy. It's a mix bag with some good light silliness.

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