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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | History
  • Release Date: 14 May 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 140 min | 131 min (Cannes Film Festival) | 156 min (director's cut)
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  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 158,073 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | History
  • Release Date: 14 May 2010 (USA)
  • Runtime: 140 min | 131 min (Cannes Film Festival) | 156 min (director's cut)
  • Filming Location: Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
  • Budget: $200,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $105,219,735 (USA) (30 July 2010)
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Marc Streitenfeld   
  • Soundtrack: Women of Ireland – Mná na h-Éireann
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: England | King | Crown | Invasion | France

Robin Hood (2010) Writing Credits By:

  • Brian Helgeland (screenplay)
  • Brian Helgeland (story) and
  • Ethan Reiff (story) &
  • Cyrus Voris (story)

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  • Ridley Scott said the only previous Robin Hood movie he thought was any good is Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). 1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Russell Crowe originally decided to grow his hair long for the role of Robin Hood. He wore wigs in Body of Lies (2008) and State of Play (2009) to hide his long hair. But shortly before filming began, he decided to cut it short. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Philippe Vonlanthen was in talks to appear in this film after his role in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007). Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Rhys Ifans was rumored for the role of King Richard, but Danny Huston was cast. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Opening film at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Is this interesting? Interesting? YesNo |
  • Universal Pictures acquired the rights to Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris’s spec script in an aggressive bidding contest with other studios such as New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Sony, New Regency Enterprises, and DreamWorks. 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Bryan Singer, Sam Raimi, and Jon Turteltaub were all considered to direct at various points. 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The production had planned to recreate the Tower of London in Caernarfon, North Wales but later decided on doing the tower digitally. 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Before it was announced that Russell Crowe would play Robin Hood, both Christian Bale and Sam Riley were considered for the part. 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris’s original script “Nottingham” turned the traditional story on its head by portraying the Sheriff of Nottingham in a more sympathetic light and Robin Hood as more of a villain. The script was extensively re-written by Brian Helgeland because director Ridley Scott wanted the Sheriff of Nottingham to be a more conflicted character. New rewrites were done by British playwright Paul Webb and later by Tom Stoppard, who reworked the story while the movie was already being filmed. 0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

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Goofs: Anachronisms: During the period in which this film is set, rulers would not have been called "Your Majesty," a term of address that was created in Tudor times. Earlier kings were addressed as "Your Grace."

Robin Hood (2010) Plot: In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. Full summary »  »

Robin Hood (2010) Story: Birth of a legend. Following King Richard’s death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king’s service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? Written bydon @ minifie-1

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Robin Hood (2010) Synopsis: The film opens in the middle of the night as the Sherwood robbers run through the forest. The robbers run through Nottingham and put their horses into a stable. Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), wife of Sir Robert Loxley, rouses her servants and demands that they open the gates. Taking an arrow and setting it aflame, she shoots it at the feet of one of the robbers and tells them that she can see them. After they leave, she realizes that the seeds and grain of Nottingham were stolen and that they won’t have anything to plant come spring.

Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) leads his men through the forest back to their own camp. When he fought in the Crusades, Robin was only an archer. As English troops lead an assault on a French stronghold, Robin and his men fight valiantly alongside King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston). A young archer attempts to plant a bomb bag on the portcullis but gets stuck. Robin races to him and rescues him before the French can kill him. Robin then retreats to safety before igniting the gate. The English troops attack the breach.

Back in England, Richard’s younger brother, Prince John (Oscar Isaac), is cheating on his wife Isabel (Jessica Raine) with Isabella (Léa Seydoux), the niece of the French king. John’s mother Eleanor of Aquitaine (Eileen Atkins) walks in, passing his wife, who is standing sadly outside the room. John asks his mother to leave but she tells him that his behavior has given the king of France the excuse he needs to invade. She tells him to go to his wife, but he responds that his wife is barren. John expresses his desire to divorce his wife and marry the French girl since he anticipates becoming king upon Richard’s death.

Robin sets up a memory game where he hides a pea under three cups. Most people fall for it, but Little John (Kevin Durand) is determined to beat the game. When Robin offers three choices, Little John accuses him of hiding the pea in his hand while turning all of the cups. However, removing all three cups reveals that the pea was in the center cup all the time. Little John attacks Robin and they fight it out until they’re interrupted by the king’s arrival. When the king asks who started the fight, Robin says that it was his fault. The king talks to Robin and asks if he is honest enough to tell him his thoughts on the Crusade. The king wonders whether God would be pleased; Robin says no. The slaughter of the Muslims in their last battle made Robin feel that God did not approve of their actions and that they had acted like barbarians. Robin and his men are put in the stocks and Robin swears that he is done fighting and will return home once released.

In nearby woods, Sir Godfrey (Mark Strong) visits King Philip (Jonathan Zaccaï) of France. Philip notes that Sir Godfrey is of French and English heritage and asks where his allegiance lies. Godfrey pledges his allegiance to King Philip and Philip requests that Godfrey kill King Richard the Lionheart so that Philip may attack England under the leadership of the inept John. Sir Godfrey agrees.

Meanwhile, King Richard leads his men in battle with the French. Upon breaching the perimeter, an archer shoots King Richard through the neck. As he dies, his men call for a doctor but can only comfort his passing with wine. His knights gather the crown and prepare to depart for the boats back to England. The young man Robin saved sees the incident and runs back to the stocks to free Robin and his friends. They grab their equipment and flee the camp as quickly as possible.

Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge) is leading the knights of King Richard through the forest when Sir Godfrey’s men attack and kill most of the knights. Loxley is skewered by a spear and left to die slowly. Godfrey asks about King Richard and is surprised to hear that the king was killed in battle. Loxley tells them that the king’s crown is in a bag on the king’s horse. Godfrey’s men attempt to recover it but the horse runs away, directly toward Robin and his men. One of Godfrey’s men pursues the horse and kills the young man Robin rescued, but Robin and Little John kill him quickly and then attack Godfrey’s party with their other friends. Godfrey and his men retreat before they can loot the corpses. As Godfrey runs off, Robin shoots him in the cheek with an arrow, scarring him.

Robin finds Loxley dying. Loxley tells him that he stole his sword from his father and his dying wish is that it be returned. He reflects on the love a father and son share and dies. Robin vows to honor the promise. They loot the corpses, don the armor and pretend to be knights. Robin explains that the disguise will allow them to obtain passage back to England as the crown’s honor guard. They bury their dead comrade and leave for the shore.

In Nottingham, Lady Marion visits the church to meet the new friar, Tuck (Mark Addy), and ask for seed to help the people. The old friar, departing for York, tells her that the church will not be surrendering its grain. Lady Marion is outraged that the church will not practice charity for its people. The departing priest tells Tuck that the Loxley family is always causing troubles for the church.

Robin and his men arrive at the ships and present themselves as knights. The guardians of the ship tell Robin that they were expecting 12 knights and the king but Robin informs them that Richard is dead and presents them with his crown. They bring the men aboard and set sail for England. The men drink and sing but Robin examines the sword of Loxley. He unwinds pieces of metal and sees that the inscribed motto reads "Until Lambs Become Lions." Little John asks the plan and Robin explains that they will go north from London after delivering the crown.

The next morning Robin wakes up and sees they are 40 minutes away from England. His men are scared that their masquerade will be undone by the members of the royal court. Robin tells his men that they should be ready to run for their lives if they are recognized as impostors. The royal court expects to see the king disembark. However, King Richard’s mother Eleanor suspects something is wrong when Robin comes ashore instead of Richard. Robin gives the crown to Eleanor.

Sir Godfrey watches from afar as Robin delivers the crown. For a moment they are concerned that Loxley lied about the king’s death. Prince John is shocked that his brother is dead. His mother places the crown on John’s head, as he is now king of England. Robin presents himself as Loxley of Nottingham and John asks how his brother died. John offers Robin a reward. He asks if Robin said he was from Nottingham. Robin hesitantly says yes and John says that Sir Walter Loxley (Robert’s father) owes taxes to the crown. John offers Robin his ring but then takes it back, saying that is his first payment. King John greets Sir Godfrey and invites him to dine with him later.

William Marshall (William Hurt), a man in the crowd, tells Robin that he will visit Sir Walter soon. Robin says that he will deliver the message. Godfrey knows that Robin is impersonating Loxley and tells his men that since he knows too much, he must be killed. Robin rides out of the city with his men toward Nottingham.

Lady Marion and her servants are plowing a field when the sheriff arrives and tells her that he expects an audience with Sir Walter. Lady Marion asks why he isn’t taking care of the robbers in Sherwood instead. The sheriff says Sir Walter needs to pay his taxes and the sheriff will come and break down the door to collect the money. He makes an advance on Marion, who threatens that her husband will kill him, but the sheriff laughs at her. He tells her that her husband is surely dead after ten years and leaves her alone in the field.

The men eat and sing together in the forest until Robin abruptly suggests that they part ways after dividing the spoils. Little John asks where Robin will go. Robin tells them that he has to honor the dying wish of Loxley. His men call him crazy but Robin tells them that he owes it to Lady Fortune.

King John and William Marshall discuss the financial cost of the army of England. King John wants to disband but Marshall points out that it would be more efficient just to keep it together. The war has ravaged the economy and the people are feeling the strain.

Marshall tells him that he should take out loans from Normandy but John just wants to tax the people. Godfrey presents himself and offers to collect the money or kill those who refuse. Marshall is taken aback by this but Godfrey tells him it’s what must be done. King John thinks this is well said.

Eleanor, the queen mother, tells John that Richard would have done things differently. John loses his temper with her and blames her for the wreckage of England. She slaps him and leaves the room. King John forces Marshall to resign and dismisses him from court. Godfrey follows him out and Marshall tells him to choose the spot where he places his dagger carefully. Godfrey mocks him by showing him the seal that grants him Marshall’s position and leaves.

Robin and his men arrive in Nottingham. They are unimpressed by the setting. Friar Tuck, who takes care of the bees, addresses them. He tells Robin where to find the house of Loxley, and Robin rides off. The others ask where they can find liquor but Little John apologizes. Friar Tuck exhorts them and offers them some honey liquor (mead).

Robin arrives at the Loxley house. He sees Lady Marion milking a cow and addresses her rudely as "girl" while checking her out. He introduces himself as Robin Longstride and asks to see Sir Walter. He tells her that Robert is dead and she leads him inside. She says that she is Robert’s wife. He tells her how Robert died. She advises him to lie to Sir Walter about Robert’s death. Sir Walter (Max von Sydow) is blind but Robin gives him his sword back. Walter knows his son is dead when he feels the sword; he asks what happened. Robin tells him that Robert’s final words were of his love for his father. Walter guides his hands over Robin’s face. He asks Robin to dinner and tells him that he needs to bathe first.

Lady Marion offers him her husband’s clothes. He asks for help taking off the armor he is wearing. She is uneasy about this but complies with his request.

Walter asks Robin about his journey. Robin tells Walter his life story: He was abandoned as a child and doesn’t know his origins, only where he’s been. Walter makes an offer: if Robin gives him some time, the sword of Loxley will be his. Walter says that he can tell him something of his history. He goes on to request that Robin stay and pretend to be Robert so that Marion can keep her land. Walter says that Robin must become his son. Robin agrees, despite Lady Marion’s rage.

The House of Loxley celebrates the "return" of Robin. Robin’s men are impressed by the women. Friar Tuck asks why they call him "Little" John and John replies by telling him that he’s got a proportionate penis before pursuing some of the women at the party.

Lady Marion and Robin must share a bedroom to maintain the ruse. She asks if he is coming to bed, but he tells her to ask nicely. She sarcastically requests that he return to their room. Robin reflects on the sword’s motto by the fire before retiring to the room. They share the room but Lady Marion tells him that if he touches her in her bed, she will stab him. Robin lies by the fire with a lamb and goes to sleep.

Godfrey meets with his French counterparts in a dark field. They are ready to launch their attack on England and on King John. Marshall receives a note meant for Godfrey which warns that 200 French soldiers have landed in Britain.

Sir Walter greets Robin in the morning. He calls Lady Marion and tells her to show Robin around Nottingham in order to familiarize him with the village and its people. Lady Marion shows him around the fields despite her misgivings. He asks where the cows and sheep are. She replies they are gone, and that all they eat are rabbits and pigs. She mentions that the deer are off limits since they all belong to the king. She tells him to act like Sir Robert. Villagers greet him and he pretends to know them. Lady Marion is introduced to Robin’s companions in arms. He tells them to pretend he is Loxley and they agree, but mock him as well.

Friar Tuck meets with Robin and Marion. Marion tells Tuck that they are stealing grain that the people of Nottingham had raised under the guise of tax. Robin asks if the church knows that Tuck is raising bees that produce honey. Tuck responds by asking, what if the grain doesn’t reach York? Robin tells him that the church won’t need to know of the bees.

That night, Robin pays a visit to Friar Tuck. They drink mead together and Robin tells Tuck that they need to steal the grain for Nottingham. Pretending to be the Sherwood robbers, they steal the grain. They take the grain and plant it in the fields during the night as it starts to rain. Lady Marion is impressed by Robin’s actions and sees him sleeping near the fields. She asks how he found the seed, but he doesn’t tell her.

Godfrey leads his men in the name of the king to the towns which refuse to pay their taxes. Godfrey and his men slaughter the townspeople in retaliation. He takes the gold by force and leaves entire towns aflame.

Marshall visits Queen Eleanor and tells her he has lost faith in John. He tells her that Godfrey is pissing off the Northern barons to provoke them to attack the throne so that England will be in chaos when the French invade. Eleanor tells John’s new wife, Isabella, that a paid agent of France is planning an attack. She tells Isabella that if she wants to earn the title of queen she must tell John that Godfrey is plotting against him. John flips out when he hears this. Isabella tells him that it’s true and that if he doesn’t believe her he should kill her. He kisses her and begs her forgiveness.

A messenger demands an audience with the sheriff of Nottingham and delivers a letter telling him that Godfrey is coming to Nottingham. He tells the messenger that Loxley will be trouble.

Lady Marion describes her married life. The daughter of a widow, she was married a week before Robert left for war. Robin tells her that Robert was a good knight. He helps her mount her horse and they ride off.

King John visits Marshall and asks why he deserted him when Godfrey is planning to help the French attach him. Marshall tells him that they need to reach out to the Barons of the North and that King John must meet them. King John tells him that they will be taking the militia to meet with the barons in battle. Marshall requests a horse from his servants so that he might find the Northern Barons.

The messenger returns to Godfrey and tells him that he found Robin. Godfrey tells him that when they arrive in Nottingham they will take no prisoners and will make the place famous from how much blood will be shed.

At a village dance, Robin dances with Lady Marion in front of everyone. Afterward, Walter tells Robin that his father was a visionary and a philosopher. "Until Lambs Become Lions" was his motto and he was able to galvanize the people with his words. Walter tells Robin that when Robin was younger he witnessed his father’s execution. Robin bursts into tears when he realizes the truth. His father had written a charter of rights and Walter shows it to Robin. A messenger arrives from Marshall requesting Sir Walter’s assistance in preparing the troops.

Robin rides out to Marshall, who is telling the barons of the North that Godfrey is attempting to cause chaos so that England can be conquered by France. King John arrives and takes the stand. King John claims that Godfrey was acting only to cause chaos and his men point out that he did so easily. Meanwhile, Robin arrives at a burnt down town and sees the ground where his father was killed years before. He strikes a stone on a statue and removes it to find a hand print he left as a child. He walks over to Marshall as King John speaks. He announces his arrival and tells his people that their tyranny is the heart of failure. He asserts that every man deserves power and that King John’s demands will be his undoing. Robin incites the crowd with his words and tells King John that liberty by law is the right of all men. They gather and prepare for war.

Godfrey leads his men to Nottingham and prepares to slaughter the townsfolk. The men march to Sir Walter’s house looking to kill Robin. Walter walks out, blind and carrying his sword. Godfrey tells Walter that he killed Robert. Godfrey toys with Walter but Walter succeeds in cutting Godfrey’s face before he is run through and killed. Godfrey’s men collect the money of the town. The Sherwood robbers see what is going on in Nottingham. Friar Tuck manages to trap a few soldiers in the bee house and leaves them to die. The messenger attempts to rape Lady Marion. She goads him before stabbing him in the neck and killing him.

The Sherwood robbers help Marion escape as Robin arrives and leads the attack on Godfrey’s men. Godfrey retreats with what men survive to meet up with the French in the south. Walter’s servants bring the sword of Loxley to Marion, telling her that he is dead. She gives him the sword and Robin hugs her. They burn Walter’s body on a funeral pyre. Robin tells Marion he will come back. They share a kiss and he tells her that he loves her.

The French begin their invasion of England as Robin and his men ride for the coast preparing for battle. King John asks Robin and Marshall what they need to do to beat the French. Robin leads the archers to the cliff tops as Marshall leads the ground troops. They charge the French in battle. Little John brutalizes the French troops along side Robin’s other men. King John charges into the fray for personal glory. Lady Marion, dressed as a man, attempts to kill Godfrey but he drags her into the water and attempts to drown her. Robin charges Godfrey and tackles him. The two duel on the shore in front of the French boats. Marion forces herself up while Robin is caught between two French boats. Godfrey flees. Robin escapes from the boats and picks up an arrow. He sees Godfrey in the distance and shoots him through the neck. Robin then pulls the unconscious Marion out of the water and kisses her. The English troops push the French back and King Philip orders a retreat. The English are victorious. King John sees Robin carrying Lady Marion away.

King John perceives the French as surrendering to Robin. Seeing him as a threat, he declares Robin an enemy of the crown and an outlaw. He refuses to sign the Magna Carta presented by the people. He silences his people and burns the document.

The sheriff of Nottingham reads a declaration that anyone who helps Robin will be killed. In lieu of a nail, Robin shoots the order into a wall as an act of rebellion. Marion, Robin, and his men retreat to Sherwood Forest.


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  1. logadof from Sweden
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    I had very high expectations and who wouldn't? Ridley Scott directing agreat adventure with a very solid cast and a high budget.

    The movie didn't really start the way I thought it would. The pace wasquite slow but very interesting, and I was gripped. The interactionbetween Robin and his fellow soldiers was quite believable andentertaining, and the story about the English crown succession was alsonicely done.

    The entire chapter about Nottingham and its citizens is also at a niceand slow pace, but its never dull. Von sydow is a pleasure to see asusual, and both Crowe and Cate Blanchett delivers. You just sit andsmile, when things suddenly goes very very wrong…

    It starts when Walter Loxley explains Robins past to him. The scene isrushed and it seems a bit far-fetched. Also the following scene whenrobin goes to the meeting of the barons. Ridley must at this timepeeked at his watch and noticed that he let most of the movie passwithout telling much, and start to massacre the script.

    The Nottingham action scene is where it's starting to go seriouslywrong. You can't really get to understand how Robin suddenly is incommand of an army, and speaking to lords as their equal. Especiallywhen they call him by his common name in a scene later. The pace isreally off here too… Action scene-Action scene-Short grief scene-Love scene- And on horseback against the French again in a 5min gap.Set in contrast to the feelgood mode you were in this is a very rudeawakening.

    After this you are handed a fighting scene that is absurd in every way.The landing craft is from WW2 (what possible use does the landingbridge have on these boats?). The battle is a slaughter, the Frenchnever stand a chance(not very interesting).

    When suddenly Marion appears on the beach with the local teenagerunaways on ponies I just shake my head… why?! It's just stupid?!Also they seem to be trained by ninjas and easily takes on trainedFrench soldiers.

    There is an ending after, but its thrown together in five minutes.

    In one line.

    This movie had a lot of potential, but it's thrown away on hasted partsand plain stupid scenes.

  2. justin55839 from United States
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    I went to see Robin Hood with an open mind. I didn't read any of thereviews, I didn't watch any of the previews, and early on I thoughtthat it was a pretty good film with a few loose ends that would surelybe wrapped up by the ending. I was wrong. Nothing got wrapped up andthere were so many plot holes and loose ends that left this movie adisaster of a film. Here are just a few examples:

    1) Who are the kids in the forest with The Strangers masks on theirfaces?

    2) What happened to Prince John's first wife? We see her lookingthrough a keyhole at her husband in bed with another woman but that'sit. John tells his mother that he has written to the pope seeking anannulment but his mother tells him that it will never be granted. So…happened to her?

    3) Early on, the priest who is leaving Nottingham to deliver the graintells Marion Loxley that she can't have the grain because "she reapswhat she sows." What did Marion Loxley, other than conveniently leavingall her grain in a storage shed outside the main walls, do to deservethis "reap what you sow" punishment?

    4) Robin comes to Nottingham and schemes with the Loxley's to pretendto be Robert Loxley who has been gone for 10 years. No one in thevillage catches on so we are to believe that EVERYONE in Nottinghameither a) are new to Nottingham and didn't know Robert Loxley before heleft or b) conveniently forgot what Robert Loxley looked like?

    5) Robin tells us that his motivation for returning to England is toseek land and fortune. He's there to take advantage of the situation.Marion Loxley has him sleeping on the floor with dogs and they have noapparent relationship other than keeping up with the scheme that Robinis Robert Loxley. Why then does Robin go out of his way and risk lifeand fortune to help Marion get her grain back?

    6) Robin gets the grain back and we see a small group of them casuallytossing the grain around on the ground. When Marion Loxley wakes fromher afternoon nap Robin tells her that her fields have been planted…all 5,000 acres??

    7) If you want to remember forgotten things from your childhood all youhave to do is close your eyes and vivid flashbacks will suddenlyappear.

    8) The French had landing craft Saving Private Ryan style in the 12thcentury?

    9) We see an army of horsemen riding fast through the mountains to getto the beach to meet the French landing craft. Before they go down tothe beach they decide the horsemen will ride to the beach and footarchers will fire from the cliff side. What archers? In the battlescene we see thousands of arrows striking down the French on the beach?Where did they come from because they obviously didn't ride in with thehorsemen? Did they fly in on helicopters?

    10) Before the battle on the beach against the French I thought, "Thisis going to be a slaughter." It was. That is supposed to be interestinghow?

    11) Where is England's standing army? You know… the tens of thousandsof men in red uniforms with swords, bows and arrows, cavalry, pikes,and all that shiny equipment like we saw in the movie Braveheart?

    12) We see Prince John an arrogant young man with a mistress in his bedearly in the movie, then he confidently fires William Marshal and setsGodfrey off to the north with an army to collect taxes. Then when civilwar "unexpectedly" sets off Godfrey is suddenly "not the friend that hethought he was" and John seeks to unify the angry mob because Englandconveniently doesn't have a standing army. Robin interrupts themeeting, gives a little speech, and they all ride off to war together.Then before the beach battle scene we see that John is useless becausealthough he is suppose to be leading the army he doesn't know how toplace the troops and instead relies on William Marshal to make a battleplan. In the battle we see that John is just a bumbling idiot, swinginghis sword around randomly even after the battle is over. But in theVERY next scene we see that John is confident again, going against hisword to sign the charter and declaring Robin to be an outlaw. Will thereal King John please stand up?

    13) Somehow on the battle on the beach, even though they were justfighting victoriously along side one another, we are supposed tobelieve that King John is jealous of Robin because the Frenchsurrendered to him? King John asks William Marshal, "Who did the Frenchsurrender to?" and William Marshal points to Robin. The thing is, itseemed to me that the French didn't surrender to anyone. The King ofFrance ordered his boat to turn around so they could "fight anotherday". Was the whole "they surrendered to Robin" just thrown in to movethe plot along?

    14) How did King John determine that Robin was lying about hisidentity?

    15) What is the motivation for the kids with The Strangers masks ontheir faces? Early on they are evil looking thieves who steal the grainfrom Marion Loxley but by the end of the movie they are little ninjawarriors on ponies fighting not just alongside Marion, but being led byher.

  3. Eric Petit from United States
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    Solid is the keyword. From the screenplay, to the cinematography andthe performance, the film is based on solid grounding. Indeed, wecouldn't imagine less from the people assembled on the project. And thefirst signs are indeed good, starting as an origin story that tracesRobin's steps returning from the Crusades and arriving in Nottingham.The plot is immediately both compelling and fresh with regards to thewell known tale.

    The first problem we run into is that the film never allows itself tolinger. This creates two problems: the sense of purpose it reaches forthrough urgency has a tendency to be lost to aimlessness, and thecharacters never have the space to generate real depth of emotion.

    Imagine only this: Russel Crowe, Cate Blanchett and William Hurttogether have collected three Oscars, and an additional ninenominations. Yet it it's hard to lavish praise on their performances,because they never manage to inspire empathy as well as we might wish.The sense of urgency – of imminent physical danger to their person, ofthe crucial importance of their quest – never quite strikes home.

    The screenplay doesn't always help them. It attempts to give the tale astrong moral foundation, by associating it with burgeoning democraticideals in feudal Britain, unconvincingly: suspension of disbelieffailed this reviewer.

    For both these reasons, the epic sense of greatness that saturates Mr.Scott's similar works never works in this one. Indeed, in theanticipated climax of the battle, slow motion shots fall flat, andemotion never reaches an expected high, in spite of the film'scompetence in the action scenes.

    This is a work that strangely echoes others, as well. People will bedrawn to comparisons with Gladiator; these aren't particularly relevantbeyond Russell Crow's similar (yet less engaging) performance. Rather,Robin's journey from the crusades and through England, in which heprospers on fateful luck and earned respect, copies Ridley Scott's ownKingdom of Heaven. In their themes and ambition these three films arealike, but Robin Hood doesn't thrive from the comparison. Where flawsare shared, what made the other two great is oddly lacking in thislatest historical epic from the director.

  4. cjwillemse from Netherlands
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    Robin Hood is a very professionally made film. Great actors, greatproduction design, great images. It is nice to watch because you feelyou are in the capable hands of Ridley Scott. But do not expect to beamazed by the story or the acting. Apart from dame Marion, thecharacters are two dimensional and predictable. The film pretends to behistorically correct, but is of course a well dressed fantasy. Thereare a few battle scenes, filmed in the Gladiator way. They areexciting, but not very convincing. In fact, they are completelyridiculous when you think you are watching a historically correct film.The worst for me were the boats in the final battle, apparently tryingto induce a D-Day feeling.

    Overall, the story is off balance. Some scenes have a very slow pace,while other scenes, often key elements that explain how Robin Hood cameinto existence, are reduced to a few shots and proclamations. The endof the film tells it all: it reminds us that we were supposed to seethe story of how the legend of Robin Hood started. The makers justforgot to tell it.

  5. saintorr from United Kingdom
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    I really resent having to pay money to watch a second rate prequel.

    Didn't anyone from the studio see the final cut before release? Whatwere they thinking about? Come on guys, a little historical research(even for a fantasy film like this) wouldn't have done any harm.

    This movie was a collection of nonsense from start to finish. OK, RobinHood is a character from fiction and story tellers are at liberty touse this character as they wish but surely some historical context orrealism are necessary to allow the suspension of belief?

    The French landing did not happen.

    Magna Carta is an important part of our history and should not bemessed around like this.

    Don't get me started on the geographical screw-ups. Do the film makershave any idea how far it is from Nottingham to the South Coast? Orwhere the White Horse is? Idiots.

    But it is only a movie and I have been happy to sit through other filmsthat have mangled history to a worse extent than this, so what waswrong?

    EVERYTHING!

    The script, the absence of plot, ludicrous casting, bizarre accents,poor lighting and cinematography, inaudible dialogue (thanks),unexplained background characters and hours and hours and hours ofnothing happening all add up to a momentous car crash of a movie.

    Did I mention it was derivative? It stole the best parts of the RobinHood legend, Saving Private Ryan, the Disney animated classic andBraveheart and wasted them.

    Do not waste your time on this or the inevitable sequel.

  6. jmason72-1 from Australia
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    Okay, here is he awful truth:

    1. Apparently a Stone Mason wrote the Magna Carter (Robin's Father) 2.Although a humble archer, Robin within a matter of weeks becomes theKing's right hand man in battle 3. Apparently in 13th century England,the French had 20th Century warefare technology 4. Apparently Frenchsoldiers can row their way across the channel in canoes and then jumpout and fight(although earlier in the film the channel is so perilousthat a big English boat barely makes it across and it took overnight tocross) 5. King John never signed the Magna Carter 6. Russell Crowe cando a number of English accents – unfortunately, he just couldn't chooseone 7. Cate Blanchett is very good at channelling Katherine Hepburn 8.Apparently Marion is psychic because she recognises the man who killedher father-in-law in battle without having ever laid eyes on her 9.Marion although having worked on a farm in Nottingham for 10 years is askilled soldier and killed wield an axe better than most of the Frenchand British soldiers 10. Everyone in the town of Nottingham is sostupid that they don't realise that Robin is impersonating Robert ofLoxley who is about 20 years his senior, blonde and looks nothing likeRussell Crowe.

    Don't see it – it's not worth your coin. I'm so disappointed because Ilove Cate Blanchett and Crowe is usually very good. But this is justbad story telling.

  7. evan_harvey from Australia
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    To begin with, it sucked. Now let me tell you why.

    Once upon a time, an archer named Rusty was the most noble and educatedarcher in King Richard's army. So noble and educated, in fact, thatwhen he pretends to be a knight, no one can even tell the difference.So this noble and educated Archer ends up gaining the trust of all thebarons in England, and leads them (and the King, mind you) in an heroicassault upon the French. In fact, when the French surrender, they donot surrender to the King of England, but to the noble archer namedRusty. That is the sum total of the film's plot. It has only a passingreference to the well-known story of Robin Hood. Oh, right. And at theend, the King is so incensed that the French surrendered to Rustyinstead of him so he outlaws Rusty, and names him 'Robin Hood', andthus begins the legend.

    So what, I hear you ask, are the actual flaws in the film? Well,firstly, it is that Robin is clearly a noble and well-educated man,rather than a dirty Englishman who has been fighting for the last 10years in Palestine. Given the storyline, it would have been so muchbetter had Rusty been a common soldier, given that he then pretends tobe a nobleman.

    Secondly, everyone listens to Rusty, as if only he really knows what heis talking about. No one else has any idea how to fight, and even theKing of England listens to him.

    Thirdly, it appears that the main group who eventually become the merrymen of Sherwood Forest are in fact a bunch of dirty English childrenwho have run away from their mothers in Nottingham because all theirfathers are away fighting in the Crusades, and now they pillage theirown families and hide in the forest.

    Fourth, the French are so inept that this bunch of dirty Englishchildren ride into battle against the French army and _aren't_completely slaughtered. Heck, anyone can grab a sword and kill a bunchof seasoned warriors – it's only the French for goodness sake!

    Fifth, anyone can pass for a knight, even an archer. After all, theonly difference between a knight and a peasant is the clothes theywear.

    Sixth, it is only when an old man tells him about his heretoforeunknown father, that Rusty remembers everything from when he was six!Like he'd never tried before! And how his father, a stone mason andaccomplished philosopher, got all the Barons to sign a revolutionaryand genius charter that challenges the feudal system in England!

    Now, the script wasn't poorly written, or the action scenes badly shot.It's just that there really wasn't much of a story, and certainly notheme at all. As such, there was nothing for the audience to connectwith. I didn't care a whit that Robin Hood was banished as an outlaw.Russel Crowe can't act for spit, and he did a terrible, limp job. Itseems that his default role is as a noble, yet betrayed quasi-aristocrat, allowing him to be heroic with almost no facial expression(except at the end when he's yelling). Cate Blanchett was unremarkablein every way. The other actors were passable.

    I was quite disappointed with Brian Helgeland's script. He's donebetter work, such as LA Confidential, which had both characters andplot. Robin Hood had almost neither of both. There were never anystakes involved, and only one brief moment when everything looked bad(Marion's abduction scene). The French were coming, so Rusty whippedeveryone up and they went and fought and won. That's it. That's themovie. Nothing to care about, no characters to like, no danger and nopoint to the movie.

    A poor effort from all involved. 1 out of 10.

    EDIT: I have since discovered that the script for this film wasoriginally a bizarre CSI style film set in medieval England where theSheriff of Nottingham tries to apprehend Robin Hood. Then Ridley Scottdecided that he wanted to direct a Robin Hood story, and who knows howit went bonkers from that point on. Apparently the original script wasa bit crap too, but completely different from the end product.

  8. bpeacock-2 from United Kingdom
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    It's one of those films that was annoying me as I watched it butactually making me cringe the more i think about it. A few points -ignoring any historical inaccuracies (of which there are plenty).

    1) There appeared to be only one character (Godfrey) who could speakEnglish intelligibly, accents of Robin Hood and Little John were quitelaughable (Crowe darted between North Yorkshire, Liverpool and Ireland)and I have no idea which part of the world Little John was supposed tocome from. 2) Maid Marion – a very hammy performance and legend doesnot ever mention her super-human strength; have you ever tried to benda modern longbow replica? Very hard even for a large bloke and theyhave about half the draw weight of the real thing, and I had no ideathat Wendy and the lost boys were involved in the legend of Robin Hood.3) The final battle scene was taken more or less directly from SavingPrivate Ryan and included replica landing craft, one of the daftestscenes in cinema for quite some time. 4) There is so much informationabout concerning archer's other weapons of that era there was no needto invent a long sledge hammer 5) Why call the film Robin Hood? Onlythe last few seconds are to do with 'Robin of the Hood' so this shouldhave been clearly labelled as a prequel. 6) Could they not have found abeach with real cliffs?

    All that money wasted – they could have made a decent film

  9. Eugene O'Regon from Australia
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    Robin Hood was an Outlaw in England. The idea that Robin Hood followedKing Richard in the Crusades is from the Sean Connery movie "Robin andMarion". Robin and Marion was made in the cynical 1970's. Robin andMarion is not a movie that gets watched a lot (I wouldn't sit throughit again) and it's theme didn't need to get expanded in to a two hourepic. The traditional Robin Hood takes place in England for it is thestory of the British People Saxon's vs the Norman occupiers. Green isthe symbolic color of the native people of Briton (e.g. Gawain and theGreen Knight). The traditional Robin Hood of legend wore green for heis part of the pagan history of Briton, not some cynical inner citytrendy who wears black. There is this idea that people in the past woredepressing clothing and were dirty all the time. Yet if you look at thepaintings from the time of King Richard the first you will find thatpeople wore bright colors. Only bums dress badly in any age.

    If Christian Bale, Cary Elwes, Jeremy Irons, Johnny Depp, Robert DowneyJr. or Kevin Kline had played the part of Robin Hood we could haveexpected a more extensive range of emotions and with a better Englishaccent. But Crowe has a limited range of emotions. Emotionally Croweonly does the self-serving stuff very well, you know; angry, self pity,prolonged contempt etc. Crowe is also very good at being "intense"which accounts for his screen presents and is often mistaken for actingability. But the emotions required to do "The Merry Adventures of RobinHood" are way, way beyond him. Being jovial, generous, good natured,romantic or even nice are outside his ability.

    In the Errol Flynn version, Robin Hood is bested by Little John andcomes up laughing at himself at having been beaten by another man. Thissort of self-demeaning humor and good will are way off the chart forCrowe. Crowe doesn't do humble. The character of Robin Hood had to beretooled to be more like the Gladiator so that Crowe could play thepart. So Robin Hood the cunning fox had to be changed to become RobinLongstrides the bossy grumpy bear.

    Crowe can't do love or Romance very well. In Gladiator they had to cutlove scenes out of the script. Crowe can only really do 'intense needylove' or 'self-pity mercy love' but not Romantic Love. To make mattersworse Crowe hasn't held onto his youthful good looks in the ten yearshe's been a star he's really aged badly. Tom Cruse has been a star foralmost 30 years still has his looks. As does Brad Pitt. Kevin Beaconwho has been in the business for almost 35 years still has his looks.But because Crowe has let himself go so badly the part of Maid Marionhad to be drastically retooled as well. The first Maid Marion SiennaMiller was fired from the movie because she looked too young and thinnext to the aging and hefty Crowe.

    The movie was shut down for two months and the part of Maid Marion waschanged and rewritten to that of an older woman. Maid Marion became theWidow Marion (Cate Blanchett) and the romance became a marriage ofconvenience. Crowe can't do romance. Gone are the scenes where ErrolFlynn and Olivia De Havillandand flirted playfully on screen. Theunromantic Crowe doesn't flirt well and can't woo. His on screenromances have always been rewritten around this so that the woman doesmost of the work while he looks angry, confused and full of self-pity.In this case Crowe's Robin Hood doesn't really like Marion (anger) he'sjust doing a friend a favor by sharing her bed. It's hard to believethat Robin Hood spent 10 years in the army with surrounded by men andisn't attacked to Marion. But Crowe can't play "attracted" there's noself pity in it.

  10. freemantle_uk from United Kingdom
    27 Dec 2013, 1:36 am

    Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen, Robin Hood with hisband of Merry Men: you will get none of that in this new verison of thelegend. With Ridley Scott Russell Crowe have created new type of RobinHood for these an audience who want to gritty verison the legend whohas been constantly re-invented.

    1199, England has been suffering from the heavy burden of taxation tofund Richard I's (Danny Huston) wars and the countryside was sufferingfrom social problems with war orphans running wild. Richard I's armywas marching through France to get back to England after the Crusadesand looting and the raiding the French as much as possible whilst onthe way. Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) and his friends are archerswithin the army. When Richard I died in battle they fled and Robinassumes the identity of a English lord who has been murdered in anambush. Godfrey (Mark Strong), an English knight and an adviser to KingJohn (Oscar Issac) secretly meets with the French with a plot to makethe new king unpopular and force the nation into civil war, therebyweakening England and making the kingdom easy to invade. Robin goes toNottingham and gives the news to Sir Walter Loxley (Max von Sydow) andLady Maiden (Cate Blanchett) that their son and husband has died. Theysuggest that Robin continues to pretend that he was really Sir RobertLoxley and as the man Robin becomes a leading figure to unite thekingdom to stop the impending invasion.

    Scott is one of the best directors around for historical film: he hasshown a great skill for taking people back to another time and showwhat the period would have been like (even if he has to take a fewliberties to the historical facts). With Robin Hood he shows that theMedieval period was dark and dirty, even for members of the gentry.Battles are hard and brutal, though they is a lot less blood then therewas in Gladiator, which is a shame. Scott, with his screenwriter BrainHelgeland, set out a more complex, balance picture. Richard I was notmade out to be the great king people think he is because of his heavytaxation and ruthless nature. John was made out to be someone who wasdogmatic and naïve, but not someone wanting to be a tyrant just for thefun of it. He was portrayed in a more sympathetic light to what hasbeen shown in the past. It was Godfrey who was the main villain and inthe Medieval period national loyalty was not such a big issue as it istoday. This is all refreshing to see when most films just show a blackand white world.

    Scott delivers some excellent battle scenes in this film during. But heslows the film down long enough to allow the plot to develop and adds alittle bit of humour. This is however a less bloody epic to allow aslightly younger audience to see it. There is the theme of the idea ofa king's right to govern, but this is mostly an action, not ahistorical film about Medieval government.

    Crowe and Scott reunite again and Crowe gives a solid performance as arougher and tougher Robin. Blanchett too is solid as an older Maiden,showing she is a tough woman who also willing to fight: a woman thatproperly would not have existed in this period. Strong shows once againthat he is a excellent villain, having stared in Sherlock Holmes andKick-Ass, a man who thinks about his own self interest. Strong has beenmaking a good career as villain for hire and he was the strongest actorin the film. The American in this English set film did well, WilliamHurt was very strong as the wronged advice in the King's court, whilstHuston seemed to be having a blast as Richard I and obviously shows heis not as noble he seems.

    Helgeland wrote a clever script, showing Medieval ideology and acomplex political situation. His previous Medieval film was A Knight'sTale, which he wrote and directed. But with Robin Hood he seems to havegrown up as a writer and gives this film a little more of a complexplot and shows a bigger picture. He also cleverly mixes differentaspects about how the legend has changed, like how Robin starting as acommoner and pretends to be a higher ranked man. The film also coversits bases by showing the two sites places that claim to be Robin'shome, Nottingham and Barnsdale. However this film felt like an originsstory, a start to a new film series. This is Robin Hood that has notbeen seen on screen like this before. Hopefully if there is a sequelthen Matthew MacFadyen as the Sheriff of Nottingham would get a biggerrole. Robin Hood is also historically suspect, with events and datesbeing changed and made up, some ideas and culture also seems to be thevictim of artistic license. But Scott knows that storytelling requirescharacter development and show a more balanced picture, particularlywith historically set films. At least this film does accept that it isa piece of historical fiction.

    An enjoyable summer flick.

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