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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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Ridley Scott

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Robin Longstride
Cate Blanchett ... Marion Loxley
Max von Sydow ... Sir Walter Loxley
William Hurt ... William Marshal
Mark Strong ... Godfrey
Oscar Isaac ... Prince John
Danny Huston ... King Richard the Lionheart
Eileen Atkins ... Eleanor of Aquitaine
Mark Addy ... Friar Tuck
Matthew Macfadyen ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Kevin Durand ... Little John
Scott Grimes ... Will Scarlet
Alan Doyle ... Allan A'Dayle
Douglas Hodge ... Sir Robert Loxley
Léa Seydoux ... Isabella of Angoulême
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French | Ukrainian

Release Date:

14 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nottingham See more »

Filming Locations:

Angle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,063,385, 16 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,269,730, 5 August 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,669,741, 5 August 2010
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| | (director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydow appeared together again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). See more »

Goofs

From 1066 until 1399, English kings spoke French in their daily lives, and Latin in some diplomatic transactions. They usually did not even learn to speak English, which they regarded as a peasant language beneath their dignity. Their speaking English in the film is an acceptable artistic decision, consistent with all English and French characters speaking in modern, rather than medieval, standards of language. See more »

Quotes

Prince John: [sarcastically] Would every man have a castle?
Robin Longstride: In England, every man's home *is* his castle.
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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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On DVD and Blu-ray Disc, the 16-minutes longer "Director's Cut" contains slightly more violence and expanded battles and additional character development. See more »

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Version of Robin Hood (1922) See more »

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This was... incredibly... boring
19 March 2011 | by AgnelinSee all my reviews

Technically and aesthetically accomplished, but empty of substance, and full of pretentiousness, this "Robin Hood" is, in my opinion, one absolutely unnecessary revision of the mythical English archer's story.

As it has repeatedly been pointed out, you should not go into this expecting to find one more version of the "prince of thieves" theme. This is rather the (embellished) narration of how Robin Longstride came to be Robin Hood. It presents all the known characters, though many of them are vastly underused, and it describes how they came to know each other and become involved in each other's lives. It is by all practical means a "prequel" to the classic legend of Robin Hood.

So Ridley Scott tried to take a new approach on a well-known story, but the results are not impressive. I was surprised at how boring this movie turned out to be. It is a failed epic, devoid of passion, adventure, or feeling. It is almost inevitable to compare this to "Gladiator", because the latter excels at all the points that "Robin Hood" fails at. Even the battle scenes feel boring, predictable, and not spectacular at all. The heart of the director and of the main actor are just not there, and it shows.

What I liked most about the movie was the revision of Lady Marian's character, well portrayed by Cate Blanchett, but that's about that. I would rather have watched "The adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) or "Robin Hood, prince of thieves" (1991) than waste two and a half hours on this disappointment.

My rating is 3/10.


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