Robin and Marian


Robin and Marian

Critics Consensus

Robin and Marian gives the legendary characters a somber sendoff, finding ample success in the romantic chemistry between Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn while yielding diminishing returns in its attempts at relevant satire.



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After twenty years abroad, Robin Hood returns to England and attempts to renew ties with his beloved Maid Marian, in this elegiac take on the Robin Hood legend. Their short-lived reunion is interrupted by a newly reignited conflict with the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham, leading to a final life-or-death battle.


Sean Connery
as Robin Hood
Audrey Hepburn
as Maid Marian
Robert Shaw
as Sheriff of Nottingham
Richard Harris
as King Richard
Nicol Williamson
as Little John
Denholm Elliott
as Will Scarlett
Kenneth Haigh
as Sir Ranulf de Pudsey
Ronnie Barker
as Friar Tuck
Ron Barker
as Friar Tuck
Ian Holm
as King John
Bill Maynard
as Mercadier
Victoria Abril
as Queen Isabella
Esmond Knight
as Old Defender
Veronica Quilligan
as Sister Mary
Kenneth Cranham
as Jack's Apprentice
Victoria Merida Roja
as Queen Isabella
Montserrat Julio
as 1st Sister
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Critic Reviews for Robin and Marian

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (7)

  • Robin and Marian is a film that must stand or fall on the strength of its stars. Fortunately, it has two of the best."

    Mar 31, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The idea of picking up the Robin Hood legend 20 years later seems okay at first consideration, but Goldman and Lester never got beyond the premise.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • The social satire gets precious at times, but Connery (sans hairpiece!) and Hepburn (swathed for the first hour in a nun's wimple) bring a fervid depth of feeling to their characters' rekindled courtship.

    Feb 27, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's one of those rare movies, like King Hu's Touch of Zen, that handles its historical imagery so cleanly, and contains its pretensions so solidly within sure characterisation and plotting, that it is often sublimely expressive.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Connery and Hepburn seem to have arrived at a tacit understanding between themselves about their characters. They glow. They really do seem in love. And they project as marvelously complex, fond, tender people.

    Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Deep down inside, a very good film.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Robin and Marian

  • Jul 21, 2018
    Connery and Hepburn fill the screen with the end of the popular and romantic legend that's after THE END of all the others. After they kiss triumphantly and ride off into the sunset, what happens next? Richard Lester crafts a piece that laughs at the loss of the luster of youth, but only a little, and works to embrace what comes next. The stars really make this one work.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2011
    Err, 1976. Lots of big names.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    Maybe I need to see this one again, but all I remember is that Robin Hood was older and there wasn't much going on, and it was boring, but I 'll give it another try someday.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 29, 2010
    An entertaining allthough at times very silly rendition of Robin Hood. This story takes place 20 years after the commonly told legend of Robin in Sherwood, and depicts Richard the Lion-Heart very differently as he is usually depicted in Robin Hood tales, this time he is depicted ruthless and more like the man he was. A pretty big cast consisting of Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Nicol WIlliamson, Richard Harris, Denholm Elliot, and Ian Holm. I can't help but love this movie, at times it does get a bit campy, but it is so enjoyable and entertaining, and iIt does have a great EPIC finale.
    Kyle S Super Reviewer

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