(1973)

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Metascore

Based on 9 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Robin Hood isn’t a history lesson, it’s a jaunty, beautifully animated series of very funny set pieces that remain effective, perhaps more so to younger audiences unfamiliar with the strong personalities doing the voices.
80
Empire
Foxes with bows and arrows..what could be better than that?
75
Not quite one of the Disney classics, yet still delightful, this little ditty owes much of its charm to its precise anthropomorphization.
75
An inventive, well-animated, appropriately cast film.
70
Time Out
Good baddies, good poignant bits, and an archery contest that degenerates into all-action American football make up for the familiar, repetitive plot and the several lapses of taste and intelligence inevitable in medieval Nashville.
60
The visual style is charmingly conventional, as gently reassuring as that of a Donald Duck cartoon, sometimes as romantically pretty as an old Silly Symphony.
50
What sinks this one is the utter lack of the childhood insight and sympathy that really give the Disney films their staying power.
50
Even at its best, Robin Hood is only mildly diverting. There is not a single moment of the hilarity or deep, eerie fear that the Disney people used to be able to conjure up, or of the sort of visual invention that made the early features so memorable.
38
Slant Magazine
If Robin Hood’s charmingly sh**ty animation comes damn close to redeeming the film from utter vapidity, it’s a damn shame they couldn’t manage to supply a villain with the balls of an Ursula, a Cruella, or a Maleficent.

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