Yellowbeard (1983)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »

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  • Susannah York in Yellowbeard (1983)
  • Marty Feldman and Peter Boyle in Yellowbeard (1983)
  • Graham Chapman in Yellowbeard (1983)
  • Madeline Kahn in Yellowbeard (1983)
  • David Bowie and Madeline Kahn in Yellowbeard (1983)
  • Peter Cook and Beryl Reid in Yellowbeard (1983)

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11 January 1999 | Henricus
Too many comedians spoil the fun
The problem here is trying to mix the broad British farce of Monty Python (viz Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, John Cleese), the parody wit of the oh-so-Jewish Mel Brooks' gang (Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman) and the usually drug-laden humor of Cheech & Chong -- who, this time around, are after dubloons instead of reefer -- and assuming that they will all boost the comedy into the stratosphere.

Wrong! Three different ensembles, three different styles. The script comes from ONE of the Pythons, Chapman, with none of the ensemble writing that fueled his troupe. And the Brooks and C&C folks apparently didn't add anything beyond reading lines.

We've laughed at them all in their smaller-group efforts. But here they work against each other. This movie shows comedians are like aspirin: One or two will cure a headache. A handful will only make it worse!

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