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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991

  • Kevin Reynolds
  • June 14, 1991
  • 143 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law.
When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.


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Kevin Costner plays Robin Hood in this ill-advised action adventure.

What a mess. Long, convoluted drivel with a terrible lead performance from Costner. It’s probably for the best that he didn’t attempt an accent, but having one of the most God-bless-America super stars in the lead role as an Englishman was a horrific casting blunder.

Alan Rickman is in his element as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, the man was born sinister so it comes naturally to him. He’s the tent pole propping up the circus while the clowns play around beneath him.

Morgan Freeman is also in this. He’s the wise black sidekick. One wonders at what point in his career does he realise he’s doomed to play the same role over and over again?

There’s a jokey slapstick tone running throughout which sort-of works and might appeal to kids. However, the film is surprisingly violent so it’s hard to recommend it as one for the children.

Hollywood at its dross-spewing worst.


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Kan niet slapen, dus kijkt maar nen ouwe klassieker....

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