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Robin Hood Review Double Feature

Robin Hood Review Double Feature

Leonard Maltin’s Robin Hood Review
I went into this film with a “show me” attitude, but I freely admit it won me over. In spite of a few quibbles, I came away entertained. Perhaps the best compliment I can pay to director Ridley Scott, screenwriter Brian Helgeland, and their cast is that I didn’t find myself comparing their work to Robin Hoods past. … Read the Entire Review

Todd McCarthy’s Robin Hood Review
Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” is neither as good as the director’s personal best period epic, “Gladiator,” nor a match for Hollywood’s most memorable previous accounts of the beneficent bandit of Sherwood Forest. …
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Robin Hood Website
Synopsis: Beginning with the death of King Richard the Lionheart in battle, Robin (Crowe) travels to Nottingham, a town strife with corruption under the thumb of its leader, the sheriff, and rampant taxation. In Nottingham, he falls for a spirited widow, Lady Marian (Blanchett). Hoping to win over Marian’s affections and save the village, Robin along with his gang of mercenaries begin raids on the town’s indulgent upper class.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Country: US/UK
Theatrical Release Date: May 14, 2010

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