Robin and Marian
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Though the story told in Robin and Marian is unfamiliar to most audiences, it is actually quite faithful to several of the ancient Robin Hood legends. During the Crusades, Robin (Sean Connery) is still loyal to King Richard the Lionheart (Richard Harris), but even he has trouble adjusting to the monarch's ever-increasing paranoia and lunacy. After Richard's death, Robin returns to England, his first visit to his home turf in 20 years. He looks up his beloved Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn, last seen in 1967's Wait Until Dark), who is now a middle-aged nun. No sooner do Robin and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robin and Marian is a film that must stand or fall on the strength of its stars. Fortunately, it has two of the best.""
‑ Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
"It's one of those rare movies, like King Hu's Touch of Zen, that handles its historical imagery so cleanly, and contains its pretensions so solidly within sure characterisation and plotting, that it is often sublimely expressive."
‑ , Time Out
"The atmosphere is one of melancholy as Lester penetrates through the gauze of fantasy to find the human heart, and softly finds it beating."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"A spotty picture that's sometimes satirical, a trifle pretentious, occasionally exciting."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The idea of picking up the Robin Hood legend 20 years later seems okay at first consideration, but Goldman and Lester never got beyond the premise."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Connery and Hepburn seem to have arrived at a tacit understanding between themselves about their characters. They glow. They really do seem in love. And they project as marvelously complex, fond, tender people."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A Richard Lester film starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn has got to worth two hours of anybody's cinema-going time."
‑ , Film4
"Overcomes its mediocre script by Lester's excellent visualizations, the pleasing performances from Connery and Hepburn, and the broad comedy that underscores this tragic story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Returns to the adventures of Robin Hood who is now middle-aged and still yearning for the love of his life"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The social satire gets precious at times, but Connery (sans hairpiece!) and Hepburn (swathed for the first hour in a nun's wimple) bring a fervid depth of feeling to their characters' rekindled courtship."
‑ Steve Daly, Entertainment Weekly
"Deep down inside, a very good film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"[A] gorgeous, masterly elegy for a vanished age."
‑ Adrian Turner, Radio Times
"Hepburn + Connery as Marian + Robin = memoraable love story"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Possibly the most telling tale of Robin Hood ever made."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
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