Robin Hood Reviews
October 16, 2014
The untold story that really didn't need to be told.
So...... so...... slow..... takes forever to get to any point, and then the point is pretty anticlimactic and pointless.
Not Scott's greatest work....
October 16, 2014
With strong performances and well made action sequences. Ridley Scott's Robin Hood is an engaging and entertaining tale, of how Robin Hood became the legend he is.
October 1, 2014
Well-made and well-performed, but missing requisite drama. Also leaves you wishing they would reenact the traditional Robin Hood legend events, which would pick up where the movie leaves off.
September 19, 2014
Despite some pacing issues and silly anachronistic military errors (D-Day style landing vessels - REALLY?) - this is one of my favorite Robin Hood movies and I found it really enjoyable. Crowe & Marion have great chemistry together, and the Merry Men (esp Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea as Alan Adale) were great fun.
February 24, 2010
So many versions of this movie have been made that it is now ridiculous. However, this version was better than most and he's an outlaw and a hero but not just going from outlaw to hero...He did what he had to do and was persecuted because he was favored over the would be King (spoiler alert).
September 6, 2014
This is definitely not your traditional Robin Hood depiction. However, Russell Crowe is pretty awesome, and Oscar Isaac makes for a very despicable Prince John. Plus, Cate Blanchett puts a nice feminist spin into her portrayal of Maid Marian. 7/10.
June 3, 2010
Get lost in the adventure...
September 3, 2014
Ridley Scott delivers an earnestly original take on the character, but the film's story falls subject to uneven pacing and a bland script.
May 16, 2010
On video not in the theaters
August 27, 2014
Dull and historically dubious
August 25, 2014
Robin Hood never comes to mind EPIC but this Ridley Scott's version could change the mind, who previously so used to a frivolous and gregarious prince of the woods. There are big combat scenes to marvel at. A feisty Cate Blanchette matches well with the manly Russel Crowe.
June 11, 2010
Ridley Scott esta recuperando su toque, excelente elenco!
August 26, 2013
Okay but doesnt touch the Kevin Costner version.
July 25, 2012
This is the story of how Robin the Hood became a legend. I guess you can say it is a prequel to the famous Robin Hood tales. The plot is interesting and is worthy of your time.
May 21, 2013
Great movie, a little serious, and kind of silly, but it was great entertainment for another amazing movie, it wasn't perfect but considering not everything can be a masterpiece, and I know it tried to "ride the coattails" of the more adventuresome masterpieces, that style of movie is fine with me, and seems to be the basis of all the people in the world as they watch movies, sometimes they just want a little bit of escapism like this. I don't know, it was a perfectly great movie, full of action and adventure, kind of simple on purpose, and some great costumes. Great war scenes too, but not overdone like the kind of movies I'm more used to. It's still a lot better than I originally thought (when I was downright thievery as to watching the best movies for free and putting hard working balanced people out of business) so I realize now that this was another excellent movie and really is an 8.0/10 for being a perfect night at the movies and considering all the happy exciting movies coming out the past 5 years, this one was exceptional, and didn't have those irritating qualities of some of the more successful movies, it had no rude obnoxious characters, was an epic, was better than a lot of movies from 2010, and really was perfect. This movie was flawless. Up there with Pandorum, True Grit, Clash of the Titans, and Iron Man 2 as the greatest movies of 2010.
July 25, 2014
The beginning sequences are very well done, but the film loses momentum quickly and soon becomes dull and predictable.
May 27, 2010
Having been heavily panned by the critics, I entered this film with low expectations. And while this film is flawed, it is certainly not for the reasons given by the reviewers. The first half is a beautiful action period piece with superb performances all round. Unlike Gladiator, here Scott fills his film with actual substance: a sweeping, complex plot, interesting and likable characters, and well shot action sequences. Where the film falls apart, however, is the second half, where a complex plot becomes increasingly convoluted and any sense of causality is thrown out of the window. The realistic gritty setting which he has established begins to unthread as the three central plot strands are tied together in highly convenient and implausible ways. It is in this quagmire that the original story gets lost and Robin Hood ceases to be a folk hero for his own sake and instead becomes a list of checkboxes to be ticked as he moves from scene to scene fulfilling the various roles required of him by different interpretations of the myth. And so a film which began as a self-proclaimed gritty historical drama descends into an almost farcical mess of cliches. The production of this film was riddled with indecision and as far as I am concerned this is very much reflected in the final product. It is still a good film, much better than Gladiator or, for the most part, Braveheart. But when the Lambs do become Lions, they don't quite compare to the reputation preceeding them. 7/10
January 27, 2014
Boring, dry, flaccid entry for a bright, spritely hero
June 22, 2014
An overlong, bloated, uneventful bore of a movie, Robin Hood opens with promise but quickly descends into a journey of talkative drama. Russell Crowe seems to have left his charisma at home and brought in a monotone voice, making for a rather bland interpretation of the hero. Cate Blanchett does her absolute best with what she's given, and most of it's standing around cleaning out her farmhouse and riding a few horses in a few fields, how has an Oscar winning actress been reduced down to a small role, or maybe should I ask what Blanchett saw here?
Ridley Scott's scale is present but not merely for long enough. The opening attack on Chalus castle is rather cool, the size of the army, the bows flying through the air in the hundreds and men charging against the castle doors, it's signature Ridley Scott action, one that leaves you jaw agape at his ability to immerse you in his epic battles, and once the flames erupt in this sequence you truly get the feeling this Robin Hood will be an entertaining epic with gripping storytelling but no, one decent action scene is not enough. The cinematography is undeniable gorgeous, sprawling beaches, forestry and looming castles look great, and there's a great action shot of Robin Hood looking down the bow aiming his arrow, water dripping off it, and then he fires. There's thought and craft for the sets and camerawork but nothing else.
Along with A Good Year and Body Of Lies, Robin Hood joins those two as Scott's weakest films, they barely measure up to Gladiator, American Gangster or Prometheus and worst of all, they commit the sin of being absolutely boring.
July 29, 2013
When I first heard about this I thought really!? Do we need another Robin Hood movie? But I don't think this story has been told before. It's essentially a prequel and I liked this version revealing how and why the "Robin Hood" of lore came to be. It's a solid movie; production value, attention to period detail, cinematography, the epic battle scenes -including hundreds of extras. It's all very good. Russell Crowe is believable enough even though he has very little dialogue (and is a bit old). I liked Cate Blanchett as Marian and their romance held chemistry. Max Von Sydow was just awesome, stealing every scene and I also liked all the sub characters, his "merry men" (the guy from Great Big Sea) friar Tuck and the baddies. There are some really great battle scenes, in particular the final one on the beach against the French. My only issue here was that it took on a very D-Day (Saving Private Ryan) feel, complete with the landing boats, and underwater shots of whizzing arrows and sinking bodies, the only difference being all the horses, swords and chainmail armour. 6/6/14