Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Releasing two years after Kevin Costner blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Mel Brooks delivered this musical comedy spoof sending up the robber of the rich and giver to the poor. Stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Amy Yasbeck (The Mask) and Emmy-winning comedian Dave Chappelle.

1993Rating: PG104 minsUSA, France
Comedy
Director:
Mel Brooks ('Blazing Saddles', 'Young Frankenstein', 'History of the World: Part I')
Cast:
Cary ElwesRichard LewisRoger ReesAmy YasbeckDave Chappelle

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Out-and-out dud, underlining how far the mighty have fallen.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sadly, this will not go down as one of Brooks' classics.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It should be said that this negligible absence of Brooks’s boundary hopping wit and untamed performances doesn’t quite render Men in Tights unwatchable. There’s an appropriate, albeit languid merriment to the proceedings kept alive by a few choice cameos (Dick van Patten, Dom DeLouise, Brooks himself) and a handful of gags that land on their feet.

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IGN

IGN

Men in Tights does work more often than not, even if the jokes are a little cheaper than normal.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

A decent-enough inroad to one of film history’s most respected parodists.

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Variety

Variety

Virtually a primer of all the familiar visual and literal jokes in his bag of tricks, the film is a paean to the obvious that is more delight than retread.

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