Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

This film is a '90s version of the classic Robin Hood story, with Kevin Costner starring as the good-guy thief. Costner is joined in his efforts against the murdering Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) by Morgan Freeman who plays a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is an entertainment without a particular point of view.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Its ostensibly canny match of star and subject assures that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will fill theaters. But will it send moviegoers out enthralled? The message from this cracked crystal ball is: Naaah.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's a slick and sassy attempt to get mileage from a dependable vehicle by wrapping it in as many sure-fire gimmicks as the filmmakers can cram onto the screen.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

While the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves may have set out to bury the poor old duffer of Sherwood Forest in a welter of trendy banter, they have ended up burying themselves as well.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

This is a big, colorful, sharp-witted and beautifully photographed rendering of the tale of the olde English guerrilla fighter -- two solidly entertaining hours.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Much as I admire Costner, it is the very qualities of honesty, honor and sincerity he projects so forcefully that encumber this Robin.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The fight sequences are explosive, the physical production is impressive, and the supporting performances are full of juice.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With a strange mix of varying English and American accents and the weight of a film with too many subplots, Robin Hood strains credibility. It also feels long.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A professionally made, solid film. One of the few Costner hasn't ruined.
Conner Rainwater
A beautiful looking movie with lots of great action and explosions. It also has a star studded cast and extremely fun characters to accompany them. While Kevin… More
Apeneck Fletcher
The bad guy actually has the line "Cancel Christmas!!!" Anyway, still the best Robin Hood in over 50 years. ;)
Jennifer D
The two best things in this movie: Alan Rickman's acting and Christian Slater. Yum. Kevin Costner was atrocious. I mean, was I supposed to believe for a… More
AJ Verser
A wonderful new version of Robin Hood. I especially loved Alan Rickman as the sheriff of Nottingham. This movie is exciting, action packed, and very… More
Chris Weber
Nevermind the fact that Costner's acting is a little stiff and his accent is all but absent. This is a rousing and exciting adventure film. For a PG-13,… More

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