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Robin Hood Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 25, 2012
Dark and depressing, this adventure lacks all of the excitement and joy of many of Robin Hood's previous adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
John Gholson
February 10, 2012
Ridley Scott brings his usual keen cinematic eye and pain-staking attention to period detail to Robin Hood, bringing an uninspired script to life without a grander purpose than to just exist as a typical Summer movie.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
There's so much stuff crammed in here that the filmmakers forget to tell a truly engaging story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
Robin Hood looks great, with the sort of well-executed mise-en-scène we've come to expect from Scott, but it's a lot of sound and thunder that amounts to nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 23, 2010
With its cast of thousands and impressive sets, Robin Hood looks great but this is not the gritty re-imagining of the Merry Men that many had hoped for - in fact, it hardly even counts as a Robin Hood film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anne Thompson
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.
| Original Score: B-
Glenn Dunks
September 15, 2013
It's a prequel of sorts to the popular folklore, a prequel that nobody asked for.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
May 11, 2010
Robin Hood is a bland film and by trying to appear so respectable it has lost most of the charm of the original folklore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
May 19, 2010
A painful 2.5-hour slog through monotonous battles, pointless name-checking and excessively elaborate plotting.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
May 14, 2010
An extravagantly hollow experience that feels disconnected from the original character, and can't survive the ferocious scowl of Russell Crowe.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 17, 2010
A beautiful bore: Robin has daddy issues and Ridley Scott pushes income redistribution
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 14, 2010
The epitome of what's wrong with Hollywood's modern prequel mania - it tells no story, offers no new insight into the characters and is all about putting everybody into the positions you'd rather have seen them at in the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
May 13, 2010
In their efforts to do something new and different with the Robin Hood character, Scott and his merry band of filmmakers have robbed him of everything that made him great.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 13, 2010
Robin Hood is a high-tech and well made violent action picture using the name of Robin Hood for no better reason than that it's an established brand not protected by copyright.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
May 13, 2010
If this truly is Ridley Scott's preferred cut, he has proven unable to justify the existence of yet another Robin Hood film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2010
It's an ersatz epic about men in fights -- grim fights, grinding battles, clanking combats that are repetitive and, in a movie that runs 140 minutes, all but endless.
Julian Roman
May 13, 2010
This latest rehash of Robin Hood is a prime example of what happens when big stars lose respect for the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
May 13, 2010
If Ridley Scott's aim was to bewilder, then Robin Hood must be counted a storming success. From the opening scene, we are offered little idea of who is doing what to whom. As for why: forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
May 17, 2010
A slog of a history lesson...despite its impressive technical aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Drew McWeeny
May 11, 2010
... in an age of endless prequels adding backstory no one ever asked for, the only thing this Robin Hood is stealing is the audience's time.
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