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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2014
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is an entertainment without a particular point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2014
While the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves may have set out to bury the poor old duffer of Sherwood Forest in a welter of trendy banter, they have ended up burying themselves as well.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 25, 2014
Much as I admire Costner, it is the very qualities of honesty, honor and sincerity he projects so forcefully that encumber this Robin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 25, 2014
Its ostensibly canny match of star and subject assures that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will fill theaters. But will it send moviegoers out enthralled? The message from this cracked crystal ball is: Naaah.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 25, 2014
There's no subtlety in this Robin Hood, but subtlety isn't everything: Grit and obviousness have coarser charms, and the director makes much of these.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 25, 2014
The fight sequences are explosive, the physical production is impressive, and the supporting performances are full of juice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2014
No longer a study in swashbuckling bravura, it is a depressive political allegory in which wit is as rare as a ray of sun in the gray British sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
As a piece of escapism, this deluxe, action-heavy, 2-hour-and-21-minute Robin Hood gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The best that can be said for Costner's performance is that it is pleasant. At worst, it can be argued whether it is more properly described as wooden or cardboard.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The mix of comedy, '90s sensibility, and swashbuckling action is more hit than miss, even if the overall effect is rather slapdash.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Costner and his associates seem to have approached their subject without a clear idea about the kind of movie they wanted to make.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Fair damsels and noble sirs, you must free yourselves of these wearisome observations. This is a state-of-the-art retelling of a classic.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has pomp and scale; what it lacks is something essential -- a sense of "Once Upon a Time" wonder, the exultant, heady thrill of legend.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a murky, unfocused, violent and depressing version of the classic story, with little of the lightheartedness and romance we expect from Robin Hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4