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The story of the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and challenge the crown to alter the balance of power between the king and all of his subjects. And whether outlaw or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Action Adventure - This is not a typical take on the classic legendary hero, as it's more
of a gritty English historical epic that uses the familiar
characters. The tone is more serious than most previous Robin Hood
films, and has slow, talky passages in the middle between big battle
scenes. Fans of star Russell Crowe should be pleased, as should fans
of Cate Blanchett.
Russell Crowe STATE OF PLAY, BODY OF LIES, AMERICAN GANGSTER Cate Blanchett PONYO, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON William Hurt THE INCREDIBLE HULK, VANTAGE POINT, INTO THE WILD Mark Strong KICK-ASS, SHERLOCK HOLMES, BABYLON A.D. Mark Addy THE ORDER, THE TIME MACHINE, A KNIGHT'S TALE Director:Ridley Scott BODY OF LIES, AMERICAN GANGSTER, A GOOD YEAR
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average There is some entertainment value to be found in Robin Hood, but my sincerest hope is that there's a better version out there awaiting a DVD release.
Roger EbertFull Review Average "Robin Hood” is a high-tech and well made violent action picture using the name of Robin Hood for no better reason than that it's an established brand not protected by copyright.
USA TodayFull Review Average The cinematography is stunning, and the production design vividly evokes the era. But for a reported cost of $200 million, it should look good. The score is stirring and moody. But the protracted battle scenes provide enough shots of flying arrows to last a lifetime.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 166 moviegoers:
TEENS:Nearly all the males absolutely loved "Robin Hood." The ladies also rated "Robin Hood" very high.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from the males. Over three-quarters absolutely loved "Robin Hood." Most of the rest rated it above average to average, which is decent. Slightly less than half of the ladies loved "Robin Hood." Another twenty-five percent of them enjoyed it very much, rating it "Very Good." Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are somewhat disappointing., but not too bad.
ADULTS:Both the male and females REVIEWS ARE GREAT. Over half loved "Robin Hood," and most of the rest enjoyed it very much. Only a very small percentage were slightly disappointed.
Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in
self-preservation, from his service in King Richard I's army against the French. Upon
Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a
despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion
(Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the
identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of
Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary
skills are matched only by its appetite for life.
With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective
rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar,
Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and
his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return
glory to England once more.