Robin Hood (2010)



Critic Consensus: Ridley Scott's revisionist take on this oft-told tale offers some fine acting and a few gripping action sequences, but it's missing the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place.

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Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring the Gladiator star in the titular role. A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue Robin Hood rises from an unlikely background to become a hero to the impoverished people of Nottingham and lover to the beautiful Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett). Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff, and Brian Helgeland collaborate on the screenplay for a costume adventure produced by Brian Grazer (Frost/Nixon, American Gangster). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Russell Crowe
as Robin Hood
Danny Huston
as King Richard the Lionheart
William Hurt
as William Marshall
Matthew MacFadyen
as Sheriff of Nottingham
Max von Sydow
as Sir Walter Loxley
Cate Blanchett
as Marion Loxley
Eileen Atkins
as Eleanor of Aquitaine
Scott Grimes
as Will Scarlet
Mark Addy
as Friar Tuck
Jonathan Zaccaï
as King Philip of France
Gerard McSorley
as Baron Fitzrobert
Giannina Facio
as Lady-in-Waiting
Oscar Isaac
as Prince John
Mark Lewis Jones
as Stone Mason Longstride
James Burrows
as Feral Child
Douglas Hodge
as Sir Robert Loxley
Kevin Durand
as Little John
Roy Holder
as Gaffer Tom
Velibor Topic
as Belvedere
Simon McBurney
as Father Tancred
Mark David
as Baron Baldwin's Grandson
Robert Pugh
as Baron Baldwin
Ned Dennehy
as Sentinel
Bronson Webb
as Jimoen
Denise Gough
as Village Mother
Lisa Millett
as Walter's Cook
Samuel Dupuy
as French Flagship Captain
Ralph Ineson
as Northerner
Eric Rulliat
as Ruffian
John Atterbury
as Exchequer
Jake Curran
as Distinctive Man
Léa Seydoux
as Isabella of Angoulême
David Bertrand
as French Captain
Steve Evets
as Ragged Mesenger
John O'Toole
as Tom the Pig Man
Thomas Arnold
as Captain of the Royal Barge
Ruby Bentall
as Margaret Walter's Maid
Nicky Bell
as Solder Two
Lee Battle
as Soldier Boy
Luke Evans
as Sheriff's Thug
Abraham Belaga
as King Philip's Aide
Nicholas St. John
as Farmer Paul
Joseph Hamilton
as Feral Child
Nick Lucas
as Justiciar
Nicolas Simon
as Slovenly French Cook
Jamie Beamish
as Church Deacon
Alan Doyle
as Allan A'Dayle
Pip Carter
as Royal Equerry
Stuart Martin
as Messenger
Jessica Raine
as Princess Isabel of Cloucester
Jack Downham
as Young Robin
Hannah Barrie
as Woman at Bog
Andrea Ware
as Little John's Wench
Zuriel De Peslouan
as French Informant
Alan Charlesworth
as Cardinal Roger
Lothaire Gerard
as French Boy
Mat Laroche
as Laughing French Soldier
Danny Clarke
as Feral Child
Tom Blyth
as Feral Child
Chris Jared
as Equerry
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Critic Reviews for Robin Hood

All Critics (239) | Top Critics (44)

We never even get to see Robin steal from the rich and give to the poor. That's because the film is a prequel in search of a sequel. With any luck, we won't get one.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Its $200-million budget is on the screen. This is a big-scale ambitious period epic in the 60s grand tradition. It seeks to retell a well-worn tale, to put old wine in a shiny new bottle.

July 7, 2010
Top Critic

The film is pretty, and there are a few solid moments every hour. But considered as a work of cinema, with paid professionals involved, it's an extremely lackluster story.

Full Review… | May 26, 2010
Top Critic

Yes, it's dour, but it's also gritty and not nearly as silly as most "Robin Hood" adaptations.

Full Review… | May 21, 2010
Top Critic

"And so the legend begins," the new movie tells us at the end. But it's too late.

Full Review… | May 16, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

Robin and Marian are played by a scowling Russell Crowe and a grim Cate Blanchett, who has the face of a wooden squaw stained by decades of cigar smoke. I can't remember a more un-fun-looking couple.

Full Review… | May 16, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Robin Hood

It is an interesting idea to make it about the character's pre-outlaw story, which comes to life with a wonderful production design and great acting from the cast. Even so, the technical aspects are not enough in a movie that goes for so many questionable narrative choices.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A truly polarizing film. Writing this review a couple of months after seeing it, it feels forgettable, but I remember being entertained, and thinking that the story was well-organized with a few clever angles in the adaptation. I'm saying the same about this as I did about Body of Lies: mediocre for Ridley Scott is still better work than a lot of Hollywood garbage.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Epic, powerful war scenes. Strong acting. Lots of fun!

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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