Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Reviews

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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
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.
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
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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
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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 1, 2009
The bones of the story are comfortingly familiar, the action is rollicking, and the metaphorical moustache-twirling of Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham is priceless. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The mix of comedy, '90s sensibility, and swashbuckling action is more hit than miss, even if the overall effect is rather slapdash.
Widgett Walls
October 25, 2005
If not for Rickman and Freeman, this would be nigh unwatchable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 7, 2003
The spirit of adventure is alive and well in this retooling of the exploits of a legendary hero; it dazzles the senses.
Blake French
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 13, 2003
It wasn't exactly an epic, but it was entertaining, and that's good enough.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
March 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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