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Rated NR

Adventure, Drama
Russell Crowe sports his Gladiator haircut once again for director Ridley Scott in this disastrously boring and dour take on the infamous archer. This film has a lot in common with Scott’s equally dreadful Kingdom of Heaven, which was also expensive to make yet lacked a script that could keep viewers awake. Rather than taking the legendary character and giving him some rousing adventures, Scott and company opt for the origin story—and it turns out that Robin Hood’s origins are about as interesting as a can of green beans. Crowe plays Robin Longstride, a soldier in the army of King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston). Robin is dissatisfied with the reckless king and his plundering ways; we know this, because Crowe plays Robin as an eternal sourpuss, as if he’d rather be playing golf. The duo of Scott and Crowe has officially worn out its welcome. Cate Blanchett also stars.

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The Coast Halifax Robin Hood puts on his tights too seriously Ridley Scott's prince of thieves tale is steeped in inert political babble. by Hillary Titley 05/13/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Slings and arrows: Robin Hood Robin Hood was supposed to be awesome. Did not Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott implicitly promise me awesome with their Gladiator-in-Sherwood-Forest trailer? by MaryAnn Johanson 05/13/2010
Portland Mercury Robin Hood: Origins Ridley Scott's Robin Hood tells the origin of Robin Hood. It is incredibly boring. by Erik Henriksen 05/13/2010

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