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April 15, 2017
Claude Rains is the devilishly fun standout performance of this swashbuckling classic as the primary antagonist Prince John. Olivia de Haviland is the most beautiful image to ever don the seat by John, Maiden Marian. And Errol Flynn simply is Robin Hood. Add them altogether, along with beautiful direction, mainly from directing great Michael Curtiz, in glorious technicolor, and this is my favorite iteration of the oft told Robin Hood tale.
½ April 9, 2017
Your standard to making swashbuckling adventures.
March 16, 2017
A role made iconic by Errol Flynn, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" does the Old English legends it's based on plenty of justice, and then some.
January 20, 2017
For me this is the original action movie.
December 6, 2016
outstanding acting, perfect cinematic atmosphere. Genuine hate from Rathbone to flynn
October 4, 2016
The perfect movie...script, cast, music, camera work...and Errol Flynn at his best in the role he was born to play.
½ September 29, 2016
Classic movie. Childhood favorite. The good guy is awesome and the bad guy is despicable. What more can you ask for? :-)
April 16, 2016
Wow. True escapism in true Hollywood style! Nothing is real, nothing factual, and nothing thrills more! Again, Hollywood at it's best, a romantic, thrilling romp through the romanticised eyes of a genre that cannot be bettered. Flynn is great and nobody could buckle his swash as he could. Tremendous.
April 1, 2016
1938's ''The Adventures of Robin Hood'' is after almost 80 years of possible improvement, still the very best Robin Hood film, in fact it is one of the greatest films of all time.
Is the acting campy? Yes, most certainly but so is the acting in King Kong (1933) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) and those 2 are also considered some of the greatest movies of all time. The campy acting is in my eyes certainly not a flaw, i think the campy acting we had in old movies is only a good thing, it reminds us of how innocent and unexperienced Hollywood was back in the day, and i think that's a beautiful thing that should be treasured.
Aside from the hammy acting, i personally think it's a flawless film, the script is perfect, simple, exciting and emotional, the art direction is top notch, so are the costumes, and music is supportive and beautiful, the stunts and choreography is spot on, the set pieces are enthralling, so are the fun characters, and the pacing is fast to keep the movie going. (especially for a movie that's almost 80 years old, this is one of the most modern, old movies i've ever seen)
The innocence of The Adventures of Robin Hood is delightful, this really is a timeless movie for all ages, kids of today could easily enjoy a movie like this too, and not fall asleep. The Adventures of Robin Hood is such a fresh, fast-paced exciting film, it really is something special.

Say what you want about The Adventures of Robin Hood and how campy it may be. In my eyes it's one of the best movies of all time.
March 16, 2016
Sorry but all i could think of while i was watching this was Robin Hood Men in Tights!!
March 6, 2016
Marvellous Hollywood epic that epitomises everything that was great about the golden age . Fabulous music, a visual feast and stars when they were really stars, Errol Flynn at his action hero height , the noble thief who has the highest principals and fights for the common man against the wicked King pretender and his thuggish Barons. Shot entirely in Hollywood and with the sheen of those magical historical dramas of yesterday year , men in tights and all. A feast for the senses , a ripping yarn and a must watch which stands the test of time.
March 2, 2016
In every respect, casting, performances, script, directing, music and cinemetography, this film is an all-time masterpiece. It lives on I to the 21st Century as one of the very best ever. If I had to choose one film to demonstrate what the art of cinema can be at its peak, this would be the one.
February 24, 2016
This is by far my favorite movie, ever
Super Reviewer
February 22, 2016
Michael Curtiz & William Keighley's beloved classic cinematic telling of the adventures of the legendary medieval hero is one of the greatest adventure motion pictures ever filmed and the definitive swashbuckler. The dashing, charismatic Errol Fynn is truly the quintessential Robin Hood, and delivers a brilliant performance in the most memorable role of his career, and one of the most iconic trues in cinematic history. A glorious Technicolor film overflowing with spectacle and pageantry, breathtaking scenes of action, drama and humor. It is a dark time in the kingdom when the cruel and decadent Prince John, has declared himself Regent of England by self-appointment, after his brother Richard, the Lion Hearted has been captured and imprisoned in Austria by Emperor Leopold. Prince John is played with a superb sarcastic malice by Claude Rains, one of the finest character actors of all time. Prince John along with the wicked aristocratic Sir Guy of Gisbourne, played by Basil Rathbone in an exceptional performance, and the bumbling Sheriff of Nottingham, played marvelously by Melville Cooper, plan to tax the peasants into poverty, to raise a ransom to save the King, but in reality they are just lining their own pockets, and buying they way to the throne. It's is now up to Robin and his men to stop this wicked conspiracy. Fine direction by Curtiz & Keighley, with the beautiful Olivia de Havilland as luminous the Maid Marian, she delivers a truly elegant performance, and rest of the supporting cast all give exceptional performances, they included Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale, Ian Hunter, and Una O' Connor. The color cinematography by Tony Gaudio and Sol Polito is astonishingly beautiful. The climatic sword-fight between Flynn and Rathbone is one of the most famous scenes in all of filmdom. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's wonderfully rousing musical score won an Academy Award, as did the art direction and editing. A triumphant and delightful tale of high-adventure. Highly Recommended.
January 21, 2016
How can anyone who loves movies not love this one.
½ January 17, 2016
Una peli de acción promedio, personajes cliché, actuaciones encasilladas, acción poco creible, producción, guión predecible y muchísimas risotadas gratuitas y forzadas.

Y aún con todo, una peli genial que da gusto ver, acabas con una gran sonrisa tras disfrutar un buen rato y yo diría que esa es la finalidad del cine de aventuras, independientemente de la era de su filmación.

... esto es la Waterworld o Last Action Hero de los años 30 :D
January 16, 2016
A high school play with a big budget; this movie will have you wishing they'd taken from the length and given to the trash bin. The story drags, the acting is bad, the dialogue is shallow, and the fight scenes are lame. This is another curious entry into Rotten Tomatoes Top 100 Films of All Time list.
December 15, 2015
Here we have brave feats of derring-do by Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) and his band of merry men (including Alan Hale as Little John and Eugene Pallette as Friar Tuck). Their bravery is for a good cause: protecting the poor Saxons from wicked Prince John (Claude Rains) and Sir Guy of Gisborne (Basil Rathbone). And even though eyes are being poked out and ears cut off by the bad guys, this is still exhilarating and fun, as Robin's rebelliousness is charismatic and cheeky rather than angry. Of course, the good guys do not always come out on top, but Maid Marian (played by Flynn's usual love interest, Olivia de Havilland) is on hand inside the castle to help them escape. Director Michael Curtiz (stepping in after William Keighley was let go) keeps things moving at a good clip, such that one fabled episode after another comes rollicking through. Both the Technicolor and the frequent swordplay are eye-popping as well and you really cannot go wrong if you are looking adventuresome thrills. Hollywood at its best.
December 1, 2015
Saw this as kid! Surprisingly enjoyable!
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