Robin Hood Reviews

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January 3, 2011
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.
July 7, 2010
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.
May 26, 2010
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.
May 21, 2010
Yes, it's dour, but it's also gritty and not nearly as silly as most "Robin Hood" adaptations.
May 20, 2010
There are great roaring fires and buckets of mead but none of it will ever warm you to Russell Crowe, whose charm seems to diminish by the nanosecond.
May 17, 2010
"And so the legend begins," the new movie tells us at the end. But it's too late.
July 25, 2019
Between Russell Crowe (after he lightens up a bit...), Cate Blanchett and Max von Sydow, the acting chops are formidable.
February 5, 2019
As the first salvo in a hoped-for franchise, this Robin Hood is pretty much a non-starter. However, as a case study of the Hollwood assembly line run amok, it's earned a peculiar kind of immortality all its own.
November 5, 2018
Looking beyond the missed opportunity for social commentary, Robin Hood simply fails to hold the attention of its audience.
October 4, 2018
Scott's story about how a common soldier named Robin Longstride (a riveting Russell Crowe) becomes the enemy of the crown is good, though not great.
August 30, 2018
Scott decided, I think, to get away from the whole campy thing in tights business and wanted to make this 'real'. So there is sweat and dirt and rats at the cheese and even bad teeth, which is fair enough, but it is also joyless.
October 23, 2017
I expected Robin Hood to be Gladiator + Braveheart and I was pleased to find that it stands on its own as an entertaining movie.
August 11, 2017
The irony here is between the powerful merge of cinematic storytelling, history, and the dominant role of the market, because if Sir Ridley Scott's epic doesn't make a profit, there won't be a sequel, and more's the pity.
September 15, 2013
It's a prequel of sorts to the popular folklore, a prequel that nobody asked for.
December 25, 2012
Dark and depressing, this adventure lacks all of the excitement and joy of many of Robin Hood's previous adventures.
October 1, 2012
Despite [its] problems, it is still worth seeing mainly because of its fascinating take on the characters.
September 29, 2012
I thought [Robin Hood] was going to be the best film of the year ... [it] never gels.
July 30, 2012
There are fleeting moments when Scott's camera captures some of the mystery and magic of the greenwood, catches sunlight and shadows and glancing figures flitting through the trees - and you glimpse the enduring potency of the Robin Hood myth.
April 8, 2012
A solid change of pace for those seeking something a bit more substantial amid the sound-and-fury norm.
February 18, 2012
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