Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2010)

Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring the Gladiator star in the titular role. A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 14, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ridley Scott's revisionist take on this oft-told tale offers some fine acting and a few gripping action sequences, but it's missing the thrill of adventure that made Robin Hood a legend in the first place.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

We never even get to see Robin steal from the rich and give to the poor. That's because the film is a prequel in search of a sequel. With any luck, we won't get one.

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Richard Roeper

Yes, it's dour, but it's also gritty and not nearly as silly as most "Robin Hood" adaptations.

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Sarah Marrs

I expected Robin Hood to be Gladiator + Braveheart and I was pleased to find that it stands on its own as an entertaining movie.

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Anne Thompson

Its $200-million budget is on the screen. This is a big-scale ambitious period epic in the 60s grand tradition. It seeks to retell a well-worn tale, to put old wine in a shiny new bottle.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

"And so the legend begins," the new movie tells us at the end. But it's too late.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

The irony here is between the powerful merge of cinematic storytelling, history, and the dominant role of the market, because if Sir Ridley Scott's epic doesn't make a profit, there won't be a sequel, and more's the pity.

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Laremy Legel

The film is pretty, and there are a few solid moments every hour. But considered as a work of cinema, with paid professionals involved, it's an extremely lackluster story.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Robin and Marian are played by a scowling Russell Crowe and a grim Cate Blanchett, who has the face of a wooden squaw stained by decades of cigar smoke. I can't remember a more un-fun-looking couple.

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Glenn Dunks

It's a prequel of sorts to the popular folklore, a prequel that nobody asked for.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is an interesting idea to make it about the character's pre-outlaw story, which comes to life with a wonderful production design and great acting from… More
Dean King
A decent enough film, with good production value. However it's no Gladiator this time out, in truth it feels more like a prequel to what led up to the tale… More
Daniel Perry
A truly polarizing film. Writing this review a couple of months after seeing it, it feels forgettable, but I remember being entertained, and thinking that the… More
Candy Rose
The movie sets the background to the legend of Robin Hood. Russell has got a lot of stick over his accent but his character is endearing. He starts the movie as… More
Christian C
Epic, powerful war scenes. Strong acting. Lots of fun!
Kevin M. Williams
Where Michael Curtiz' more famous version was long on the fable of the forest outlaw who shook up the reigning powers-that-were, Ridley Scott injects his… More