Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12, 2013

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35mm print

“As would be expected, the legend of Robin of Loxley, portrayed here by Cary Elwes, is given the old vaudevillian once-over by Brooks, beginning with a quintet of rapping Merry Men serving as the film’s chorus. Returning to his home of Rottingham, Robin bands together with his blind servant Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), outlaw Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle in his first major screen role), and village leader Little John (Eric Allan Kramer) to found the Merry Men and—all together now—steal from the rich and give to the poor. The aristocracy, led by Prince John (Richard Lewis) and the Sherriff of Rottingham (a miscast Roger Rees), have only Maid Marian (Amy Yasbeck), Robin’s betrothed and the obscure object of the Sherriff’s desire, to use as bait for the great charmer. Under the guidance of a hideous witch (Tracey Ullman), the Prince schemes to lure Robin in with an archery contest before marrying Marian off to the Sherriff.” – Slant Magazine

PG-13, 105 Minutes
USA, 1993


"One of the best musicals of the 1990s and one of Brooks' very best."
- Greenwich Village Gazette


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