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½ April 1, 2015
The gritty realism of this film in making the medieval period feel like the medieval period is what stands out in this version of the legend, the merry men with gritty north midlands accents. Patrick Bergin's Robin Hood is a down-to-earth character, whilst Una Thurman's Maid Marion is a feisty rebel. Prince John is removed to a cameo role, being superbly replaced by Jurgen Prochnow's Folcanet. Far superior to Costner's version and for a fraction of the budget .... And there is definately NO GUNPOWDER in the 12th Centuary in this one. Superb throughout.
March 25, 2015
The best version of Robin Hood!
½ January 25, 2015
This version of Robin Hood was made in the same year as Kevin Costner's bloated epic, so it inevitably suffered in the market, and was doomed to be another TV movie, which I think is a shame because, in many ways, this Robin Hood is far superior to the terrible Kevin Costner version. I mainly say this because it lacks the air of pretension that plagues all big Hollywood adaptations, and also because it's far less of a pain to watch. The performances in this movie have a kind of class and dignity that's absent in its big-budget counterpart, and I feel that the cast was very well chosen. I find that Patrick Bergin's performance as Robin Hood is quite balanced. Compared to many versions of Robin Hood, Bergin's performance is more down to earth, but without being too gritty and lifeless. The visuals provide a very convincing medieval backdrop, which is ideal for a realistic take on the Robin Hood story. The best part about the film, however, is that it felt real and was a convincing performance. I don't think it's the best adaptation of the tale, but it's appealing enough that I'd still watch it any day.
½ January 24, 2015
The best version of this story is still the Errol Flynn and Olivia de Haviland version from the the 30s, and the funniest is, of course, Mel Brooks', but this one rates third. I liked the plethora of muck and mud (which reminded me of the classic Monty Python line, "How do you know they're noble? They're the only ones not covered in shit." Also likable was Jurgen Prochnow's exaggerated death scene, and David Morrissey's Little John. There was some tongue-in-cheek in the script. And, at least there was no Ewok village and Robin Hood with a midwestern American nasal twang. (Kostner's has to be the worst Robin Hood.) But this was enjoyable.
November 23, 2014
WOW......WOW.....WOW......just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie....I think that Jeroen Krabbé, Jürgen Prochnow, Uma Thurman, Patrick Bergin, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......I think that the director of this drama/action/adventure/romance/tv movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......

While still a medieval fantasy, the filmmakers clearly intended this version of Robin Hood's tale to be a more gritty, realistic and historically accurate retelling of the famous legend than is found in the typically glossy and romanticised Hollywood treatment of 'Olde England'. The medieval world shown here is dark, dirty and dangerous.

The film shares some of its underlying plot with the famous 1938 swashbuckler, The Adventures of Robin Hood, concentrating on the struggle between Normans and Saxons. Details of the storyline and the identities of the characters differ widely, however, between the two versions.

Although the familiar characters Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Much the Miller's Son appear in this version, the traditional Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisbourne have been replaced by original antagonists. The Baron Daguerre takes the Sheriff's place as the scheming, greedy tax collector (though in this version, he is originally Robin's friend), and Folcanet stands in for Guy as the violent, vindictive knight after Robin's head (and Marian's maidenhead). Unlike many modern versions of the story, King Richard does not appear at the end, and instead Daguerre is reconciled with Hode and promises a future where Saxons and Normans are treated equally.

It was filmed on location at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, a medieval-style Victorian-era edifice built between 1842 and 1851. Some filming was also done near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales.

its got good fight scenes throughout this this is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch, even though it is a made for tv movie, it is highly entertaining movie 2 watch, its such an enjoyable funny movie 2 watch, it is so so so good to watch, its got good fight scenes throughout this movie....its got a good soundtrack throughout this this is such a really fun thrilling enjoyable robin hood movie 2 watch, its got a good cast throughout this movie it is such an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie.....
½ July 12, 2014
A more realistic telling of this familiar tale than Costner's contemporaneous "Prince of Thieves", but its lack of humour and real chemistry between Bergin and Thurman as Robin and Marion more than counterbalances the blessed lack of Costner and his American accent.
½ April 7, 2014
Released around the same time as Kevin Costner version, this one is certainly a grittier telling of the tale, although the jury is out as to whether it is better. This applies to Patrick Bergin too, who feels more authentic in the role than others have been, but his portrayal is not altogether that likeable.
½ November 22, 2013
This Often Overlooked Version Of Robin Hood From 1991, Can Almost Stand Toe-To-Toe With Prince Of Thieves Which Was Also Released In 1991. Patrick Bergin Stars In This Adaptation Of The Legend, But Manages To Have A Twist On The Often Overdone Story, Enough That It Appears Very Different From Other Versions, But As The Source Material Is Limited It Also Largely Relies On Scenes We've Seen Many Times Before. Originally Was Going To Have A theatrical Release, Then Was Premièred On U.S. Television, Sadly This One Is Overlooked As Just Like Prince Of Thieves It Gives Us New Dynamics And Twists To A Familiar Story & This Makes This Film Very Good As Well As The Change Of Maid Marian's Character As She's A Brat In This & Not A Damsel In Distress, Which We're Sick Of Seeing. Bergin Owns His Role As Hood. A Well Structured, Directed & Acted Film, Which Also Has A Decent Script. Worth A Watch.
June 27, 2012
Best Robin Hood portrayal.
June 8, 2012
one critic review? apparently the critics were sleeping through this one. i had a good night sleep and i say this robin hood cannot be topped by anything to date( the date is 06/08/2012). though the main character is not so prominent in the "movie biz" he pulled this performance off exceedingly well. bravo to patrick bergin who made kevin costner look like an amateur in his "efforts" in prince of thieves. a most awesome, dramatic, and inspired version of the robin hood legend as far as the silver screen goes.
June 7, 2012
Made the same year as the Kevin Costner turd, a must see for Robin Hood fans.
½ May 24, 2012
Brilliantly done. Patrick Bergin makes a wonderful Robin Hood, and Uma Thurman is terrific as his love interest.
May 15, 2012
great remake of a classic
½ April 25, 2012
The tale has a darker side to it...woa. Not a bad film at all.
January 19, 2012
I just couldn't get past Uma Thurman as Maid Marion. Her very poor blended accent and shallow, stilted acting was just to much for me....Beautiful cinematography and costumes though.
½ July 13, 2011
Better than the Costner version, which was released in the same year. The supporting cast are pretty good, and there are some nice touches such as the May Day parade through Nottingham with Tuck as the Lord of Misrule. It's grittier than Prince of Thieves, though there is a certain jauntiness to it as well. It's not perfect, and can never match the Flynn version, but it's much more interesting than I remembered and deserves more than being significant as the also-ran to the Costner blockbuster. And there's no bloody Bryan Adams!
½ February 9, 2011
Clever re-working of the story. Not bad. Much better than Kevin Costner's version but far from the ideal.
December 18, 2010
Who would have thinked it... a second Robin Hood film from 1991... Cheesy, but not too bad.
November 15, 2010
Possibly the best Robin hood version out there
October 18, 2010
Robigotes Hood... giack!

aunque Sale Uma Thurman ! :D y nadamas por eso la veria otravezz!
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