In twelfth-century England, Robin Longstride 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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Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Brian Helgeland (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's (Danny Huston's) death in France, archer Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe), along with Will Scarlet (Scott Grimes), Allan A'Dayle (Alan Doyle), and Little John (Kevin Durand), returns to England. They encounter the dying Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge), whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey (Mark Strong), who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Sir Walter Loxley (Max von Sydow) in Nottingham. Here, Sir Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marion (Cate Blanchett), a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak Prince John (Oscar Isaac) and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the Prince's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the ... 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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This was producer and director Ridley Scott and producer and actor Russell Crowe's fifth collaboration. The others being Gladiator (2000), A Good Year (2006), American Gangster (2007), and Body of Lies (2008). See more »

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The real Isabella of Angoulême was not the niece of King Philip II of France. She was the only daughter and heir of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, and 12 years old at the time of her marriage to King John. Isabella was originally betrothed to Hugh IX le Brun, Count of Lusignan, son of the then Count of La Marche. As a result of John's temerity in taking her as his second wife, King Philip II of France confiscated all of their French lands, and armed conflict ensued. Unlike in the film, Eleanor of Aquitaine readily accepted her as John's wife. Ironically, after John's death, she married Hugh X of Lusignan, the son of her original fiancé. See more »

Quotes

Little John: [During Battle] Archer stay alive, I'll see you tonight.
Robin Longstride: Don't forget your money this time little man, I'll be pleased to take it off of you.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the end credits are in the same style as Ridley Scott's production company 'Scott Free Productions'. See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut contains additional 15 minutes of scenes, more graphic violence and the following changes: (* denotes as new scene)
  • *Before the Battle of Charus, A valet wakes up King Richard. He starts from his sleep and seems apathetic before dousing his head in a bowl of water.
  • *The Battle of Charus has an additional sequence: a flaming arrow is fired, sets the oily ground ablaze. This caught an English soldier, screaming and squirming before another arrow hits him and he collapses dead onto the ground
  • The shot of the gate exploding is replaced with a ground-up alternate shot. It's a top-to-ground in the theatrical cut.
  • *The ramming of the castle gates and the background battle is longer. A French soldier falls down from the walls on to the English soldiers as well.
  • *When Richard is hit, there is a stertorous shot of him and the questioning look of Sir Robert is added.
  • As King Richard is drinking his last slug of wine, the wine mixed with blood now flows out from the wounds; it's not visible in the theatrical cut.
  • The scene of Marion meeting the clergymen now appears earlier, right after the Charus battle.
  • *Godfrey threatens Robert to torture him while a lance is stuck on his chest.
  • The scene where the Sheriff starts scuffling with Marion is now moved up earlier, after Robin buries Robert in the forest.
  • *When the ship reaches the Thames river, there is an additional shot of men rowing the boat. The captain informs Robin that they're setting course to the Tower of London. A delegate then informs Robin of how to address the proper behavior in front of Eleanor (King Richard's mother).
  • *As Robin and his men leaves the Tower of London, Godfrey's men follow them.
  • *While Marion collects herbs from the woods, a group of children wearing straw masks appear and claim her belongings. She recognizes them by their voices and tries to reason them.
  • Robin and his men riding through the forest now appears earlier.
  • *Little John offers to help Robin to return the sword to Sir Walter but Robin declines - he doesn't want them to put themselves in jeopardy.
  • *When Robin and his men are asleep, they are raided by the runaways. Suddenly a group of horsemen appears from the darkness and Robin awakes, just in time to notice the attack. The others awake as well and they manage to repulse the horsemen attack. One of them is killed by a trap.
  • *Godfrey's henchmen track Robin and sound the population. A peasant points the direction of Robin and his men heading.
  • *At the English soldier's camp, Godfrey sneaking through is longer. After greeting the French soldiers, they sneak back into the camp and kill the soldiers in sleep. Next, Godfrey rides to meet one of his men who told him that Robin killed his soldiers. He then ordered the French soldiers to ride to Barnsdale.
  • The scene of Robin and Marion talking about Robert is moved up earlier as well.
  • *While hunting, Robin is caught by the runaways and taken prisoner to their camp. To his surprise, Marion knows of the hide-out and is part of the group. He promises to teach them how to fight since they have a common enemy.
  • *At the forest glade, Robin and Marion encounters a group of peasants trying to rescue a goat from the bog. She tries to rescue it but falls into the bog. Robin, secured by the rope, jumps in but rescues the goat first before her. After Marion is on the ground well, the Sheriff appears, claiming tax on her. Robin pays him one gold. Because of that, the sequence of Robin and Marion looking amorously in the theatrical cut is removed.
  • *The night party at Loxley is longer with Little John bringing in a barrel of mead.
  • *William Marshal and his men arrive at the village. He has a talk with Walter on the current political situation when Robin and Marion approach.
  • In the flashback, the close-up of Sir Walter is replaced with a two-shot of William and Walter.
  • *Before the battle at the English coast, there is an additional line by William Marshal to Robin: "Your father is a great man, and you're your father's son."
  • *There's an additional shot of Godfrey killing Sir Walter with a close-up of the penetrating sword.
  • *A French soldier tries to rape a villager during the raid.
  • *Robin collars a French soldier and tries to force him to reveal the position where the French army plans to come ashore. In order to do that, he chains him to a wall, aims at him with bow an arrow - and hits. He continues to interrogate until the soldier caves in. A shot of the Sheriff in this scene has been removed.
  • *The fight at the English coast is longer, including an additional shot of King John rams his sword into the prostrated enemy's chest.
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Permis F
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Written by Pat Jabbar & Abdelaziz Lamari
Performed by Kasbah Rockers
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
(extended DVD version - Director's Cut only)
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Good, but the sequel can be great.
14 May 2010 | by jandcmcqSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie and was impressed by the amount of detail Ridley Scott puts into his productions.

Yes, it could have been better and I think some of the areas where it failed to meet the excellence of Gladiator were:

* Plot – too convoluted, better to keep it simple and the hate more intense between the goodies and the baddies. * Character development – there was virtually none for the Merry Men. If Little John, Will Scarlet and co are in the movie, please give them something meaningful to say. * Editing - I think the movie fell down in this area and the narrative seemed stunted and disjointed at times. Perhaps the material was not just there in the first place? * A lack of passion – Russell Crowe in particular was too low key in his role but was not the only one. And Russell, I did get confused at times as to what part of old England you came from.

But there were some that put much more into it such as Cate Blanchett and Max Von Sydow (good to see this great old actor can still perform) and the movie did have many good points. It was certainly a lot different to what I expected and some of the sets and scenes were outstanding. Watch for the dazzling credits. Looks from the ending there will be a sequel and with a few improvements, I think it can be great.


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Release Date:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,063,385, 16 May 2010

Gross USA:

$105,269,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,669,741
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