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Robin Hood


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

May 14, 2010

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Ridley Scott

Starring :

Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Eileen Atkins, Mark Addy, Max von Sydow, Danny Huston, Oscar Isaac, Matthew Macfadyen, Scott Grimes, Luke Evans, Kevin Durand, Alan Doyle

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..What this Robin Hood lacks in fun it makes up for in epic sweep..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 5

“..this is a summer blockbuster..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
“..Robin is not "Hood" at all..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
1.5 of 4

“..Robin Hood is so stripped of colour as to be almost black-and-white, and it's almost devoid of humour..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3 of 4

“..Ridley Scott's reimagining of the legend of Robin Hood has more heft than it does humor, more soulful brooding than snappy thrust-and-parry retorts..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..it's a brawny reimagining of a beloved old myth, a period popcorn movie turned out with professionalism and gusto..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..choppy and there's a sense that a lot - perhaps too much - resides on the cutting room floor..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..an unnecessary and wrong-headed reboot..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : C-

“..an origin story, a prequel to the legend, which is why it contains virtually none of the famous and invigorating scamp-of-the-woods mythology..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4

“..a torpid action movie about land reform with the exhausted quality of material so thin you can see right through it..”
by Duane Dudek [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Review rate : B-

“..a sober, impressively staged period drama and battle epic..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
3 of 5

“..a blockbuster mostly stuck in the stockades..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
3 of 4

“.."Robin Hood" turns out to be, despite impressive battle scenes and countless horses, an actor's showcase..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
2.5 of 4

“.."Robin Hood" is sturdily outfitted, but it's embarrassing to spend so much money and leave the swash unbuckled..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3.5 of 4

“.."Robin Hood" is head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
3.5 of 4

“.."Robin Hood" delivers change you can believe in..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

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“..a jumble of half-baked ideas, none particularly interesting..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]


“..Blomkamp's ideas feel depleted this time, dulled by repetition and other cinematic droids that stretch from HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Ultron in the upcoming sequel to The Avengers..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..Winstead is one of the most intuitive actors of her generation, and though her impressive range is easy to spot, it's her elasticity that makes her so rewarding to watch..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]


“..Sam Worthington and Jim Sturgess are solid as two of the four kidnappers, but Swedish director Daniel Alfredson pushes the caper button too many times..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..the material is not exceptional, but Ms. Clarkson always is. She's that rare actress over 50 who seems to land a lot of the juicy roles her younger competitors covet..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..yet there is a touching sincerity to the entire enterprise, its lumpiness coming from a desire not to make things up, and if you can put away your cynicism, which I clearly am struggling with, the acting might win you over too..”
by Steve Morrissey [MovieSteve]


“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]