Saturday, May 15, 2010

Movie Review: "Robin Hood"

5. Robin Hood is like Batman in that every generation takes a whack at telling the legend, and like late-night infomercials about magic weight loss pills, results vary from terrific to horrific.

4. Fortunately, Ridley Scott's and Russell Crowe's entry into the Robin Hood canon more in common with Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" than Joel Schumacher's "Batman and Robin."

3. The 2010 "Robin Hood" delves into the origin of the classic English folk hero rather than plunge into the traditional stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

2. Scott and Crowe again form a dynamic duo, as with "Gladiator," to provide a worthy entry into "Robin Hood" film lore.

1. Packed with both action and emotion, Crowe is particularly strong as the humble hero and Cate Blanchette plays a strong Lady Marion and Scott provides enough flaming arrows and dead French soldiers to make an enjoyable epic.

"Robin Hood"

- 2hr 20min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Action/Adventure/Drama‎ -

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy

Finney's Flicks Grade: B+

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