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August 8, 2016
It's a Hammer Film! But not one of their better ones. At least there were some interesting & original plot devices even if the pacing and cinematography were little better than an amateur production.
March 23, 2016
You're acting within the law and hiding behind it.

King Richard has gone missing and the Sheriff of Nottingham is blocking off some roads in England and preparing to make a strategic move to take over the countryside. Robin Hood tries to paralyze his efforts long enough for reinforcements that back his king to arrive and shutdown the sheriff.

"I see you can shoot straight. Now shoot crooked."

Terence Fisher, director of Horror of Dracula, Curse of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Island of Terror, and The Gorgon, delivers Sword of Sherwood Forest. The storyline is a slightly different take on Robin Hood. The feel was great and the acting was above average. The cast includes Peter Cushing, Richard Greene, Nigel Green, Jack Gwillim, and Niall McGinnis.

"We're all criminals according to you."

This was recommended to me by Verizon Fios so I DVR'd it off cable. This was pretty good and entertaining. This wasn't my favorite Robin Hood movie but it was fun to see Peter Cushing in this genre. This is worth viewing once.

"Outlaws have their uses."

Grade: C+/B-
½ June 22, 2015
another retelling of the robin hood legend
August 6, 2013
The Adventures of Robin Hood ran on ITV for 143 episodes between 1955 and 1959, it was a success at home and abroad. Hammer bought the rights to make a film, and called upon Hammer veteran Terrence Fisher to direct this film. Filmed in a green and luscious Ireland, it's a lavish and beautiful looking adventure with a good cast as well. It's also one of the better Robin Hood adaptations on film too, and it looks like some serious money was spent on this film too. When the Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Cushing) is looking to confiscate the estate of a soldier who fought in the Crusades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter (Jack Gwillim) speaks out against the Sheriff's plans, and the Sheriff plans to kill him. The Sheriff sends Earl of Newark (Richard Pasco) and Lord Melton (Oliver Reed) out to do it, but they try and trick Robin Hood (Richard Greene) to do it, but when Robin Hood learns of who his target is, he goes about trying to protect the Archbishop, and defeat the Sheriff. It's a good adventure film with a good cast, Greene reprises his role of Robin Hood from the TV production, while Cushing hams it up as the Sheriff. Razz But, there is much to admire with this adaptation, and there is a lot of fun to be had too.
½ May 27, 2013
Only caught the end but it was a fun way to start a Bank Holiday Monday. The unrealistic action is part of the charm of these old movies.
May 9, 2012
hammer tackles sherwood
½ June 18, 2011
Robin Hood gets the widescreen treatment in this 1960, British made film from Hammer. Peter cushing puts in a good performance as the evil sheriff of Nottingham and look out for other old British film stars such as Oliver Reed and Desmond Llewellyn (Q from the James Bond movies). It's worth a watch if you're a fan of Hammer and moves swiftly along at just over 1 hour 15.
April 28, 2011
A slightly different slant on the Legend of Robin Hood but still has that traditional feel to it all. Good v evil and Good wins and gets the woman as well.
November 3, 2009
Rather poor Robin Hood tale which plays like an episode of a TV series. Not great in either the script or acting departments, though Cushing and Reed are their usual class acts. Fairly harmless costumed romp.
May 20, 2008
A visually impressive version of the Robin Hood story from Hammer Studios. Richard Greene is suitably cast as Robin Hood (he also played the role on television) and Peter Cushing is a wonderfully evil Sheriff of Nottingham.
March 19, 2008
This mythical English hero yarn is a bit of a yorn. There are better Hood's than this, including Costner!
½ March 18, 2008
Lightweight adventure romp with Greene taking his TV role onto the Silver Screen. Featuring small parts for Nigel Green and an underused Peter Cushing, not to mention a very early role for a young Oliver Reed, this is an undemanding and nostalgic take on the Robin Hood legend.
September 4, 2007
Really rather poor early Hammer effort, badly-dated. Peter Cushing tries his best.
½ June 17, 2007
fun to see Richard Pasco out-villaining Peter Cushing. Not a great movie, but at least it's unpretentious fun
June 7, 2007
It was the 60's. They had trouble with movies like this. You get to the end and you think to yourself "Did I zone out? Or was there really no plot?"
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