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Robin Hood [2010]


In late 12th century England, a humble archer (Russell Crowe) returns from the Third Crusades and poses as a deceased knight, Sir Robin of Loxley. The Loxley family and the widowed Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) welcome the deception, since it will allow them to keep their property. The new Sir Robin then goes on to protect Nottingham and England from despotic rulers and foreign conspiracies, and to do so he eventually becomes an outlaw and sets up his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest. Also with Mark Addy, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, William Hurt and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. [2:28 - PG-13]


thumbs up

"Smart, revisionist and typically dark... head and shoulders above the sort of lightheaded epics Hollywood typically offers during the summer season."

- Lou Lumenick

thumbs down

"A pompous, interminable hash... it’s rich in bogus historical context, along with enough mud, blood, and clutter to overwhelm our happy memories of Errol Flynn’s grin and Olivia de Havilland’s radiance."

- David Edelstein



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