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|Robin Hood - Men in Tights|
Actors: Carey Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Isaac Hayes
Director: Mel Brooks
Cary Elwes stars as Robin Hood, the dashing defender of the down-trodden, who along with his merry men and Maid Marion, resides in Sherwood Forest. There they have become together to fight against the seriously neurotic Pr... more »
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Dixie K. (kona-dixy) from KAILUA KONA, HI
Reviewed on 7/1/2018...
So many great lines. Love the dance sequences! Funny and prescient. This is a 1993 movie, yet during one fight with the Sheriff's employees I heard the line, "I hope someone is getting this on video."
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lenna B. (bratz54) from TEKONSHA, MI
Reviewed on 6/24/2013...
Every time I watch this movie I laugh so much I hurt, but this movie never gets boring and always makes me happy to see it.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michelle H. (snoozemouse) from CHEYENNE, WY
Reviewed on 11/16/2010...
Very funny. I love the sly humor...
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 10/7/2010...
Great Mel Brooks classic. Laughed until I split my tights.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Why don't we FOX them!?
M. Joachim | Hoboken, NJ 07030 | 05/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love Robin Hood? Well, Mel Brooks has made fun of this timeless story in one of the "best ideas since pay toilets." This excellent and witty film has continued Mel Brooks' legacy of wacky, outrageous films such as Blazzing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs and History of the World Part I. Cary Elwes probably described his own performance best: "Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent!" Cary Elwes brought comedic timing and a wacky calmness to literature's most heroic and stern characters.Other great performances included Richard Lewis as Prince John who is constantly annoyed by the noise in his castle and his outstanding mobile mole. David Chappelle brings soul to the cast in a midevil attitude sort of way with impersonations of Malcolm X and famous lines such as "awww, white men can't jump!" Roger Rees also brings a wacky interpritation to one of history's greatest villains. Mark Blankfield brings and incredibly funny wacky blindman to life with excellent delivery and fast punchlines. Also, watch out for Little John, "but don't let the name fool you, in real life, he's real big!" played by Eric Kramer. Some other noticible performances were given by Amy Yasbeck, Megan Cavanagh, and Matthew Porretta.Watch out for many famous stars making brief appearances such as Isaac Hayes, Tracey Ullman, Patrick Stewart, Dom DeLuise, Dick Van Patten, and of course, Mel Brooks. You'll want to watch this hillarious movie over and over again to catch some of the faster jokes and to pick up on some of the older ones. I have seen this movie many times and I still repeat lines from it on almost a daily basis.As Mel Brooks would say this movie is "the best thing to come since pay toilets!""
W. Carol | 11/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Mel Brooks is "on," nobody is funnier. "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" is another side-splitting parody from the director, and like his other hits, it has some moments that have me falling out of the chair no matter how many times I see them.The plot loosely (very, very loosely) follows the Robin Hood saga of yore. Robin, looking a lot like Errol Flynn, is surrounded by his Merry Men. They're merry, alright--they do a singing, dancing number entitled "Men in Tights" after trying to hike up said garments in "Ye Olde Privy."Robin is lured into a nefarious archery contest concocted by the evil Prince John, with the help of Don Giovanni. This particular "Don" is played to the hilt by Dom DeLuise, doing a perfect imitation of Marlon Brando as Don Corleone. This is one of the aforementioned scenes that has me unable to sit in the chair! It is literally a show-stopper; so funny that it's hard to hear the lines.When Maid Marion hears of the plot, she rides into the forest to warn her beau--accompanied by her massive Brunhilde of a chaperone (the aside to the audience by the chaperone's horse is another can't-miss piece of hilarity). Robin can't resist showing off his archery talents, however, and rides off to the tournament, knowing he is marked for death.Need I say it--everything turns out great in the end. Except for the viewer, who has had a heart attack from laughing too hard! This is a must to add to your collection. Another Mel Brooks classic."
For the Love of God!!!
John A. Craig | Ohio!!! | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My big question is why we can't find this movie in the States? I figure this movie has enough of a following to warrant putting it out on an acceptable medium opposed to VHS. I really just hope they wise up and put this one out for all of us to enjoy."