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Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 14 May 2010 (USA)
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In 12th 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.

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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 by don @ minifie-1

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Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,750,332 (UK) (14 May 2010)

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$105,219,735 (USA) (30 July 2010)
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Anthony Hopkins made his film debut playing King Richard in The Lion in Winter (1968). Ridley Scott later directed him in Hannibal (2001). In the film Robin and Marian (1976), Richard was played by Richard Harris while King John was played by Ian Holm. Scott directed Harris in Gladiator (2000) and Holm in Alien (1979). See more »

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At the meeting in Barnsdale, William Marshal informs King John and the Barons that the French are "in the channel". Then, after the battle at Nottingham, the French officer informs Robin that the French will land in two days. (aside from him having no way to know this since the message to Philip to invade had just been dispatched by Godfrey when they marched on Nottingham). The channel crossing from Calais to Dungeness is only about 25 miles and would not take two days. See more »

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King Richard The Lionheart: What is your opinion on my Crusade? Will God be pleased with my sacrifice?
Robin Longstride: No, he won't.
King Richard The Lionheart: Why do you say that?
Robin Longstride: The massacre, sire.
King Richard The Lionheart: Speak up!
Robin Longstride: When you had us heard two and a half thousand innocent men, women, and children together; the woman at my feet, with her hands bound, she looked up at me. It wasn't fear in her eyes, it wasn't anger. It was only pity. She knew that when you gave the order, and our blades would descend upon their heads, in that moment: we would be godless. All of us. Godless.
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The first part of the end credits are in the same style as Ridley Scott's production company 'Scott Free Productions'. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 10 May 2010 (2010) See more »

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Solid but a bit stupid
14 May 2010 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Robin Hood is a very professionally made film. Great actors, great production design, great images. It is nice to watch because you feel you are in the capable hands of Ridley Scott. But do not expect to be amazed by the story or the acting. Apart from dame Marion, the characters are two dimensional and predictable. The film pretends to be historically correct, but is of course a well dressed fantasy. There are a few battle scenes, filmed in the Gladiator way. They are exciting, but not very convincing. In fact, they are completely ridiculous when you think you are watching a historically correct film. The worst for me were the boats in the final battle, apparently trying to 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 came into existence, are reduced to a few shots and proclamations. The end of the film tells it all: it reminds us that we were supposed to see the story of how the legend of Robin Hood started. The makers just forgot to tell it.


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