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Robin Hood (2010)



Critic Consensus: Ridley Scott's revisionist take on this oft-told tale offers some fine acting and a few gripping action sequences, but it's missing the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place.

Movie Info

Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring the Gladiator star in the titular role. A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue Robin Hood rises from an unlikely background to become a hero to the impoverished people of Nottingham and lover to the beautiful Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett). Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff, and Brian Helgeland collaborate on the screenplay for a costume adventure produced by Brian Grazer (Frost/Nixon, American Gangster). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 21, 2010
Box Office: $105.2M
Universal - Official Site


Russell Crowe
as Robin Hood
Cate Blanchett
as Marion Loxley
Max von Sydow
as Sir Walter Loxley
William Hurt
as William Marshall
Oscar Isaac
as Prince John
Danny Huston
as King Richard the Lio...
Eileen Atkins
as Eleanor of Aquitaine
Mark Addy
as Friar Tuck
Matthew MacFadyen
as Sheriff of Nottingha...
Kevin Durand
as Little John
Scott Grimes
as Will Scarlet
Alan Doyle
as Allan A'Dayle
Douglas Hodge
as Sir Robert Loxley
Léa Seydoux
as Isabella of Angoulêm...
Jonathan Zaccaï
as King Philip of Franc...
Robert Pugh
as Baron Baldwin
Gerard McSorley
as Baron Fitzrobert
Velibor Topic
as Belvedere
Simon McBurney
as Father Tancred
Denise Gough
as Village Mother
Nicholas St. John
as Farmer Paul
Thomas Arnold
as Captain of the Royal...
Pip Carter
as Royal Equerry
Mark Lewis Jones
as Stone Mason Longstri...
Jamie Beamish
as Church Deacon
John Atterbury
as Exchequer
Luke Evans
as Sheriff's Thug
Roy Holder
as Gaffer Tom
Mark David
as Baron Baldwin's Gran...
Ruby Bentall
as Margaret Walter's Ma...
Ned Dennehy
as Sentinel
Nicolas Simon
as Slovenly French Cook
Lisa Millett
as Walter's Cook
Stuart Martin
as Messenger
Jessica Raine
as Princess Isabel of C...
Steve Evets
as Ragged Mesenger
Eric Rulliat
as Ruffian
Abraham Belaga
as King Philip's Aide
Jack Downham
as Young Robin
David Bertrand
as French Captain
Giannina Facio
as Lady-in-Waiting
Hannah Barrie
as Woman at Bog
Lee Battle
as Soldier Boy
Nicky Bell
as Solder Two
Andrea Ware
as Little John's Wench
John O'Toole
as Tom the Pig Man
Ralph Ineson
as Northerner
Zuriel De Peslouan
as French Informant
Jake Curran
as Distinctive Man
Samuel Dupuy
as French Flagship Capt...
Nick Lucas
as Justiciar
Alan Charlesworth
as Cardinal Roger
Lothaire Gerard
as French Boy
Mat Laroche
as Laughing French Sold...
Chris Jared
as Equerry
Joseph Hamilton
as Feral Child
James Burrows
as Feral Child
Danny Clarke
as Feral Child
Tom Blyth
as Feral Child
John Nicholas
as Farmer Paul
Ralph Inneson
as Northerner
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News & Interviews for Robin Hood

Critic Reviews for Robin Hood

All Critics (240) | Top Critics (43)

We never even get to see Robin steal from the rich and give to the poor. That's because the film is a prequel in search of a sequel. With any luck, we won't get one.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

It's a prequel of sorts to the popular folklore, a prequel that nobody asked for.

Full Review… | September 15, 2013

Dark and depressing, this adventure lacks all of the excitement and joy of many of Robin Hood's previous adventures.

Full Review… | December 25, 2012
Big Hollywood

Despite [its] problems, it is still worth seeing mainly because of its fascinating take on the characters.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

I thought [Robin Hood] was going to be the best film of the year ... [it] never gels.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012
The Aristocrat

There are fleeting moments when Scott's camera captures some of the mystery and magic of the greenwood, catches sunlight and shadows and glancing figures flitting through the trees - and you glimpse the enduring potency of the Robin Hood myth.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
Movie Talk

Audience Reviews for Robin Hood

It is an interesting idea to make it about the character's pre-outlaw story, which comes to life with a wonderful production design and great acting from the cast. Even so, the technical aspects are not enough in a movie that has so many questionable narrative choices.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A truly polarizing film. Writing this review a couple of months after seeing it, it feels forgettable, but I remember being entertained, and thinking that the story was well-organized with a few clever angles in the adaptation. I'm saying the same about this as I did about Body of Lies: mediocre for Ridley Scott is still better work than a lot of Hollywood garbage.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Epic, powerful war scenes. Strong acting. Lots of fun!

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Robin Hood Quotes

Robin Longstride: Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.
– Submitted by Typhon Q (3 years ago)
Robin Longstride: The laws of this land enslave people to its king. A king who demands loyalty but offers nothing in return.
– Submitted by Benny B (5 years ago)
Prince John: For the crimes of theft and incitement to cause unrest, who pretended to be a knight of the realm, a crime punishable by death. I declare him, from this day forth, to be outlaw!
– Submitted by Benny B (5 years ago)
Robin Longstride: Rise and rise again, untill lambs become lions.
– Submitted by James G (5 years ago)

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