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½ March 26, 2018
Where's the action? Where's the profound storytelling? "Robin Hood" takes away everything the fantastic book stood for.
March 9, 2018
I find this Robin Hood film to be more enjoyable then a lot of people. The acting is very good and there are some very exciting action scenes. One thing I liked about this film it that even though it is a reboot, it tells a different story of Robin Hood. I can understand why this would be upsetting for some people but I found it to be quite nice to have a different story then the one that has been done a lot and is now a generic story line. I will admit that at times the story got a little messy I thought. The directing was good and for the most part i liked the soundtrack. Overall I found this film to be very enjoyable

March 2, 2018
Scott's envisionment ditches the traditional swashbuckling tale of Robin Hood in favor of a grittier, bloodier adaption.
½ January 18, 2018
Quite possibly the worst Robin Hood movie I've ever seen, even though it seemed to have a good story. Kevin Costner will always be Robin Hood anyway.
January 18, 2018
I loved this when it was in the theaters. I still think it holds up as a great movie.
January 17, 2018
A revision that falls short with the same old medieval story-line/imagery non-sense. Kevin Costner still reigns supreme.
½ December 27, 2017
Certainly not a bad film but has a prequel feel to it.
Advertised wrong in my opinion and calling it Robin Hood was is not Robin Hood and his merry men, more of how and why he became Robin Hood.

I would have preferred a retelling of the classic tale.
Cate Blanchett was well cast and is always a joy to watch.
½ December 16, 2017
Directors Cut is a great film, except the stupid 'Cate Blanchett and kids charging into battle' part.
½ December 15, 2017
the parts that I saw of Russell Crowe kicking ass were kinda cool but omfg this movie drags on and on with such boring dialog that I could not keep my self focused on the movie. this has been the first movie in theaters or rented that I have ever not finished due to the fact that it has nothing to offer the viewer
October 12, 2017
If you are used to the cartoon Robin Hood, this may not be for you. This movie was a more realistic story told and it was awesome. The character development, story, and acting was great. Music was also great. Overall, this was a real movie in comparison to what is being produces nowadays.
½ September 30, 2017
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. Great visual effects and 50% of historical accuracy.
September 23, 2017
Slightly better than average flick that never really reaches more than a pedestrian pace!
September 19, 2017
Robin Hood is all ways saving people and he will be in a battle I found this movie had good action so Robin Hood is all ways ready will he win and save people now find out
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July 22, 2017
Unjustly maligned by critics, not every adventure story has to play like a brain-dead summer blockbuster wannabe. Robin Hood is actually one of the best origin stories I have seen, following the path of robin long stride, and archer and Richard the lion heart army, as he returns from the crusades just ahead of the French invasion. All of the characters we know - will scarlet, Little John, Friartuck, and of course made Marion - or cleverly woven into this backstory tapestry that adheres faithfully to the legend that will follow. acting heavyweights Russell Crowe and Kate Blanchett team up tremendously well on screen, especially as Marion tryouts to hi acting heavyweights Russell Crowe and Kate Blanchett team up tremendously well on screen, especially as Marion tries to deny her feelings towards this stranger who upends her life with news of her missing husband, and the phrase "a good knight" becomes a very funny double entendre. I liked about every choice they made with one huge exception, when Delilah drill decides to become yeah whe I liked about every choice they made with one huge exception, when Galadriel suddenly becomes Eowyn despite no apparent battle training in her whole life. Ridiculous!

The supporting cast is very strong with Mark Addie likable as Friartuck,
The supporting cast is very strong with Mark Addie likable as Friartuck, Max Von Sydow still engaging at 106 years old as Marion's father, and Oscar Isaac as a petulant and shifty Prince John to highlight a few. It's true that Errol Flynn and Kevin Costner both have this Robin Hood beat in terms of thrills and spells, but that wasn't Ridley Scott's ambition. He t approaches this legend with reverence and is more interested in who the characters are than showering the screen with arrows, with a couple exceptions. I found this return teaming of Crowe & Scott much superior to the overblown "Gladiator", which many of those same critics probably adored.
July 7, 2017
Nice made movie. Good performance by Cate as usual.
½ June 17, 2017
another poor film by ridley scott if he would just spend more time getting the script sorted
May 31, 2017
A fairly forgettable rendition that doesn't really stick to its jolly, bow-and-arrow roots. Robin Hood is grim and trying to be Gladiator under a different name.
May 2, 2017
An epic movie with fighting but this movie was more serious and complicated
½ April 27, 2017
Certainly a rousing version of the Hood, though it traded in stealing from the rich for epic battle sequences.
½ April 9, 2017
There is one consistent tradition in the orally handed down tale of Robin Hood: the legend always changes. Slight variations and alterations have always accompanied each next version, and there is no one right way to tell the story. I quite enjoyed the mashup featured in Men in Tights. This is the modern Hollywood epic version, convolution and all. Here, no piece of the backstory is taken for granted. Marian and Robin don't know each other, they meet each other. We explore the means by which Robin acquires the title of Loxley. Additional characters like Philip and Godfrey complicate the plot. Richard is featured as less than honorable as we know him from previous tales; that's not unexpected this day in age.

This turns out to be a prequel Robin Hood story, and I'm assuming some of the story was gathered by fictionalization of real history between French and English conflicts. They may also come from previous Robin Hood tales; I don't know, there are an abundance of stories. For Robin Hood buffs, the surprising alteration may be the death of King Richard early on. The writers can get away with this because historically, from a narrative perspective, he doesn't need to be alive. This also opens them up to attack. And rather than Richard be some kind, loving king, he is at most empathetic, but cruel to punish those who would speak their mind. Robin is not out to defend the honor of Richard, he just wants to be out of this crusade mess, which he disagrees with. He gets attached to something else, a pact with a dying knight - Robert of Loxley - to bring his sword to his father and inform him of his death. Robin sets off with his Merry Men, not thinking he'll fulfill the obligation, but feeling more compelled as a voice of destiny speaks from within, reacting to the words on Robert's sword.

This is a nicely crafted screenplay by Brian Helgeland, who is deep into the Robin Hood mythos while expanding the scope. Prince John is boorish

The problem with any Ridley Scott film is the lacking point of view, which I feel only succeeds in the original Alien. Otherwise, he tends to haphazardly cover scenes with lots of angles, but no meaning, purpose, and to no effect. He loses the emotion of pivotal moments by not exploring any ideas within it. His attitude seems to be "act, film, next." Scott has a few tricks - the angled camera shutter and the muted colors -- none of which appeal to me. The production design is fantastic, but you wouldn't think Scott was terribly impressed. I'm not sure what aspect of anything he's interested in while watching his films. It always feels like he just wants to get the job done and go home.

One thing I love in most every other Robin Hood film is the dazzling adventuresome score. We've developed a specific synthesized sound for the modern epic, and anyone daring to dangle outside this cliche will be cut loose from acceptance. That's a shame. Marc Streitenfeld's score is redundantly atrocious, and there were moments I wished for no score at all. Granted, there were some flavorful cues mixed in here and there, but there was no identifiable Robin Hood theme.
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