The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

In order to avoid the material copyrighted by Douglas Fairbanks Sr. for his 1922 Robin Hood, the scripters of this Flynn version relied on several legendary episodes that had never before been filmed, notably the battle between Robin and… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 14, 1938
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Consensus: Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen.

TIME Magazine

If prankish Fairbanks was a man's Robin Hood, handsome, romantic Flynn performs for everybody else.

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Time Out

One of the few great adventure movies that you can pretend you are treating the kids to when you are really treating yourself.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

The film is completely unabashed and utterly committed to delivering on its promise of adventure.

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Variety Staff

It is cinematic pageantry at its best, a highly imaginative telling of folklore in all the hues of Technicolor.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In these cynical days when swashbucklers cannot be presented without an ironic subtext, this great 1938 film exists in an eternal summer of bravery and romance.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Nearly every aspect of the Robin Hood myth we know today is embodied in this exciting, socially aware adventure.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Movies like this are beyond criticism.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

Sumptuous and highly energetic, The Adventures of Robin Hood is grand with a capital 'G' on every level.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Robin Hood and his band of merry men fight the Sheriff of Nottingham. Campy and ridiculous, this film seems interchangeable with its parody, Mel Brooks's… More
Michael Edwards
interesting and very creative its kind of funny knowing how the actress who played maid maryann in this movie in real life hated Errol Flynn because he was… More
Phil Hubbs
The greatest Flynn swashbuckler?? yes. Its got the lot, a princess, sword fights, dashing heroes, evil baddies, great huge battles and a soppy happy ending. The… More
Tim Salmons
When you look back over the number of times that the tale of Robin Hood has been adapted by Hollywood, it equals that of Dracula. But of all the adaptations,… More
Thomas Bowler
The acting may be camp but the legend is forever. Full review later.
Aj V
First of all, Hooray for Technicolor! With that said, I love the story of Robin Hood, and I liked this movie. The movie doesn't do anything differently… More