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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2014
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is an entertainment without a particular point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2014
While the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves may have set out to bury the poor old duffer of Sherwood Forest in a welter of trendy banter, they have ended up burying themselves as well.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 25, 2014
Much as I admire Costner, it is the very qualities of honesty, honor and sincerity he projects so forcefully that encumber this Robin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 25, 2014
It's a slick and sassy attempt to get mileage from a dependable vehicle by wrapping it in as many sure-fire gimmicks as the filmmakers can cram onto the screen.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 25, 2014
Its ostensibly canny match of star and subject assures that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will fill theaters. But will it send moviegoers out enthralled? The message from this cracked crystal ball is: Naaah.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 25, 2014
There's no subtlety in this Robin Hood, but subtlety isn't everything: Grit and obviousness have coarser charms, and the director makes much of these.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 25, 2014
The fight sequences are explosive, the physical production is impressive, and the supporting performances are full of juice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
April 25, 2014
No longer a study in swashbuckling bravura, it is a depressive political allegory in which wit is as rare as a ray of sun in the gray British sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
April 25, 2014
This is a big, colorful, sharp-witted and beautifully photographed rendering of the tale of the olde English guerrilla fighter -- two solidly entertaining hours.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 25, 2014
With a strange mix of varying English and American accents and the weight of a film with too many subplots, Robin Hood strains credibility. It also feels long.
Philip Thomas
Empire Magazine
April 25, 2014
With so much money and talent at work here, though, this latest incarnation of the legend is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 25, 2014
Costner is not a Robin Hood for the ages, but in this expensively mounted production, he'll do as a Robin Hood for the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 25, 2014
Buckles are truly swashed and derring-do effectively done in this 12th-century adventure, which simply sets out to entertain handsomely and does so with a great deal of dash, flash and panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2014
In the end, and only just barely, Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves delivers the goods, chiefly on the power of a thumpingly vibrant last 40 minutes and some excellent swordplay choreography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Total Film
April 25, 2014
It was good in 1991. It's still good now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
April 25, 2014
The familiar fable gets a modern makeover with mixed results.

TV Guide
April 25, 2014
One of 1991's biggest hits, for reasons increasingly obscure. Costner and company struggle desperately to make the Robin Hood legend relevant to contemporary audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
As a piece of escapism, this deluxe, action-heavy, 2-hour-and-21-minute Robin Hood gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 14, 2011
More than happy to indulge a few moments of high-flying screen acrobatics, Prince delights in the muck -- a divine aesthetic that quickens the pace and, hopefully for younger viewers, encourages plenty of backyard recreation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 15, 2009
The popularity of over-scored, "let's hug" bullshit like Robin Hood predicts the certainty of a one-term George H.W. presidency better than any number of Gallup polls.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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