Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Mel Brooks (1993)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
While it's sad that Mel Brooks has hung up his megaphone, there's a certain sense of merciful release, as his last pictures veered from poor to downright awful. This Sherwood spoof has the occasional flash of vintage Brooks and wonderfully po-faced performances from Cary Elwes as Robin and Amy Yasbeck as Marian. On the down side are Roger Rees's ghastly Sheriff of Rottingham, the untidy structure and the fact that the bawdy gags are more notable for their antiquity than their quality. Watch your Blackadder videos instead.

Summary

The heroic outlaw returns from the Crusades to discover the country is in the grip of evil Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham, so he unites a motley band of warriors to overthrow them. Mel Brooks comedy, starring Cary Elwes, Roger Rees, Richard Lewis, Tracey Ullman, Amy Yasbeck, Patrick Stewart, Isaac Hayes and Dom DeLuise.

Cast & Crew

Robin Hood Cary Elwes
Sheriff of Rottingham Roger Rees
Maid Marian Amy Yasbeck
Latrine Tracey Ullman
Asneeze Isaac Hayes
Don Giovanni Dom DeLuise
Prince John Richard Lewis
Blinkin Mark Blackfield
King Richard Patrick Stewart
Director Mel Brooks
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy