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07/24/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Robin Who?

This was the most expensive Robin Hood movie yet. So naturally, it's the worst one yet as well. On paper this sounded good and hell, the trailers were convincing enough to get me in a theater seat. Unfortunately it's a dull, ugly, joyless, and massively uneven affair that cannot decide whether it wants to be a historical epic or a swashbuckling adventure.
Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett both look bored; they've done these types of roles to death. The cast is wasted with the exceptions of the villains, played by Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac. These guys are having so much fun and are so interesting to watch, you wish the movie was about them instead.
Ironically, I do believe that was the original intent. See, Ridley Scott had planned a movie telling the story of Robin Hood from the Sher...

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03/07/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Robin Longstride

"Robin Hood" is not really focused upon the legend of the outlaw; it's more about the beginning of Robin Hood, tracing back his story, how he *became* an outlaw. I think this was a disappointment for a great many people who wanted to see Robin and his merry men robbing the rich and giving to the poor while dodging the sheriff of Nottingham.

The story opens with the military campaign between France and England who have been fighting one another since before the age of the dinosaurs. At the helm is Richard the Lionheart, back from the Crusades and fighting to take Normandy from his adversary King Philip of France. Richard falls in battle, failing to return to English soil. Robin a disillusioned soldier is looking for something to believe in a new cause if you will. He stumbles across a g...

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02/01/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"Robin Hood" by Yojimbo

An English archer returned from the crusades adopts the identity of a fallen nobleman and becomes embroiled in the prevention of a civil war to unite against a French invasion. Little did I know that Robin Hood was not in fact a fictional highwayman who lived in Sherwood forest, but actually the inventor of the Magna Carta who single-handedly repelled a French invasion. I feel positively educated. It's a shame the script of Robin Hood degenerated into theme park history absurdity because for the first half of the film it struck just the right balance of plausibility and adventure. Of course it takes Braveheart style liberties with history but it stayed just the right side of willing suspension and the likeable performances and gritty action sequences made for rousing medieval adventure. U...

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12/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not Quite Up There With 'Braveheart'

The tale of Robin Hood is a legend that is closely tied to actual historical events. Its central theme of the common man rising up against the tyranny of a monarchy that treats all its subjects as indentured servants is a popular and enduring theme. Given the current raft of 3-D, IMAX, and films heavily laden with special effects, Robin Hood is a welcome break from all the high-tech, super-hero mania that’s been taking over theaters of late.

Directed by Ridley Scott, (‘Blade Runner’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Blackhawk Down’), this ‘Robin Hood’ film is really a prequel to the story many of us are familiar with. Given that the story of Sir Robin of Loxley is really a legend, Scott has free reign to embellish or modify the tale as he saw fit. However, I was pleased by the way he chose to stick close...

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The M.O.W.

05/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The trailers were misleading

From what I saw in the trailers for this film, I was expecting a fast-paced action flick. Sadly, the movie is far from it.

Following the death of "King Richard the Lionhearted" (Danny Huston) during the Crusades, "Robin Longstride" (Russell Crowe) and four men come upon the aftermath of an ambush, and find a dying British knight who tells "Longstride" of a plot between France and a British collaborator -- a British knight.

"Longstride" promises the dying knight that he will return the knight's sword to his father. But, when he returns to his homeland, he poses as the knight, and helps those in need.

Based on centuries old legends from Great Britian, Robin Hood is far from the typical depictions we have seen over the years in popular media. In other depections, including a popular...

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06/01/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Outlaw Declared, A Hero Born.

Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Durand, Matthew Macfadyen, William Hurt, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Danny Huston, Mark Addy, Lea Seydoux, and Max Von Sydow

This film is the origin story of the legendary folk hero Robin Hood, an outlaw who steals from the rich and provides for the poor. This is an entirely different Robin Hood story since it is about how the character became the legend and I think the filmmakers did a wonderful job with telling their own story of this lovely character. This film is directed by Ridley Scott, who is a legend himself, and stars a variety of colorful actors who portray their roles wonderfully.

Robin Hood tells the story of an archer named Robin Longstride who fights beside King Richard the Lionheart. After King Rich...

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05/19/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Robin Hood Review

I'm sure that prior to this film coming out we've all heard the tale of Robin Hood in the form of film at least once. An English bowman who stands with his Merry Men against King John because of his taxation on the English people, that sort of thing. We've seen several film adaptations as well be it the Arrow Flynn original, Mel Brooke's Men in Tights, or the surprisingly underrated Disney animated film. Whatever the case, there's a new one on the block and it's a wonder how it stands against the competition directed by Ridley Scott, the director of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.

In terms of story, it's the same setting as just about any other Robin Hood film, Richard's brother John becomes king and starts taking taxes from his people to pay for the army. Of course I think it's impor...

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The Film Rebel

05/16/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Why do so many people hate this movie?

Wow. I'm really surprised to see all the negative responses Robin Hood has been garnering from critics and audiences alike. While I'll admit that it isn't a perfect film, let alone of Ridley Scott's best, it is a very fun action/adventure film and easily the best Robin Hood adaptation to date(WAY better than that god awful Kevin Costner piece of crap).

Though I'll admit, I can understand why some wouldn't like the movie. If you're a hardcore Robin Hood fan, an expert on the history of the legend, and a key historian, this movie is NOT for you. I believe its kinda similar to recent reimaginings like Sherlock Holmes or Star Trek. Though the film isn't as good as Star Trek but better than Sherlock Holmes, it is definitly entertaining and, to quote Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, "What th...

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05/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Robin Hood Is Solid

I had mediocre high hopes for this movie. Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott back together on a timely epic. Gladiator is one of my favorite movies of all time. For me it combines action, drama, acting, story, cinematography, and music. So where does Robin Hood fit?

Robin Hood falls somewhere in between. It is much better than “Kingdom of Heaven,” better than “The Last Samurai,” but not nearly as good as Gladiator. I wish they would have kept the original name – “Nottingham” as it would have pulled itself away from “Prince of Thieves” comparisons.

Scott does a great job with a lot of this movie. It is fairly detailed looks real, good cinematography, decent music and solid acting. So what is it missing? A soul.

We all know the story of Robin Hood, but what about what happened befo...

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