Robin Hood: Men In Tights

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20th Century Fox Released 1993

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Director:
Mel Brooks
Released:
1993
Rating:
PG-13

Robin Hood: Men In Tights, which is directed by legendary comedian Mel Brooks, is a 1993 parody of the English legend of Robin Hood. The plot is partly based on the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. After fighting in the Crusades, Robin of Locksley (Cary Elwes) returns to England to find that his home has been seized by the greedy Prince John (Richard Lewis), who is ruling while King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is at war. With help from Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), Little John (Eric Kramer), Achoo (Dave Chappelle) and Will (Mathew Porretta), Robin starts training an army of dandified "men in tights" to undermine Prince John's regime. When Prince John and his assistant, the Sheriff of Rottingham (Roger Rees), plot to capture him, swashbuckling Robin used hilarious methods to evade their clutches. He also tries to woo the winsome Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck), who is looking for someone special to give the treasured key to her chastity belt.

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  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    Mel Brooks has made a movie that's completely free and spontaneous, which at the same time is not in any way lazy or sloppy. [28 July 1993, p.E1]

  • 70

    IGN

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

  • 63

    Boston Globe Jay Carr

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a sturdily crafted but only mildly amusing goof on Kevin Costner's 1991 Sherwood Forest outing. It further confirms that Mel Brooks has lost something ...

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