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90
It's Kline who anchors the movie, swan-diving into Flynn's complexities without making excuses for him.
75
Dashing, handsome and self-deprecating, Kevin Kline was born to play Errol Flynn.
75
It lands just this side of camp, with a perfectly cast Kevin Kline hamming it up as the aging bounder Flynn, and Susan Sarandon really hamming it up.
60
Kline sinks his old smoothie teeth into the part of Flynn, but is careful not to draw blood too easily. The man's pathetic nature, after all, doesn't spring from his movies. (Flynn worked right up to his death, in 1959.) It's deeper than that, but also more shallow. Walking that knife's edge is a trick. Kline finds exactly the right path.
60
The film is too wan and distanced to sweep you up, but it holds you.
50
Directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer, Quinceañera) do their best to avoid sensationalism, but age difference and statutory rape are the only factors that make the story remotely interesting.
50
Writers and directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland have crafted a solid script... Holding the enterprise back, however, is a terribly restrained directorial approach and academic visual style that prevent the lubricious story from truly coming to life.
50
The script represents a too-tame middle ground, which gives the unfortunate impression that perhaps the filmmakers want us to empathize with this icky romance.
50
On the sliding scale of low expectations associated with the “I (may or may not have) slept with a famous person” biopic genre, Robin Hood is more smoothly professional and tolerable than the lowly likes of "My Week With Marilyn" or the JFK-adultery-soap opera "An American Affair."
50
The New York Times
The story comes to feel mild (and incomplete) in its tempered nostalgia.
50
Kline took on Douglas Fairbanks in Richard Attenborough's "Chaplin" and Cole Porter in Irwin Winkler's "De-Lovely"; he's the go-to biopic ace for roles requiring some fizz, a certain droll elevation and hair parted and slicked-back just so.
50
This is a film that starts out promisingly and finishes with an effective epilogue. In between, there are some interesting bits - including a scene in which Errol Flynn tries to snag a big-time role in "Lolita." But outlandish as that moment might sound, it's not. Everything here, in fact, is just a tad too respectful.
40
Kevin Kline makes a terrific Errol Flynn. He just picked the wrong movie to prove it.
38
The entire affair feels malnourished, under-rehearsed and starved of energy.
38
The Last of Robin Hood plays like a laboratory control experiment gone wrong: What would happen if you made a movie with a great cast and terrible everything else?
30
This film slips and sloshes around in such ways that you really can't figure out its take on the unfolding and ill-fated story.
12
The problem - and wow, it's a big one - is that none of these actors have material firm enough to shape into a bona fide performance.

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