Robin Hood Prince of Thieves details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Big Adventures, 100 Swords and Sandals Films|
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
|Run time:||2 hours 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Jul 2006|
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superb..................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 18 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this dvd is superb. my daughter Morwenna loves it. Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, who is the friend to the poor and enemy to the law has it all. Lots of swashbuckling adventure,heroes, villians, romance, comedy,terrific cinematography,wonderful actors,great costumes,and a truly memorable musical score. It's a great story. Robin Hood(Kevin Costner) escapes from a foreign prison during the 12th century wars, comes home to find his father(Brian Blessed), a nobleman, murdered and the people of his beautiful countryside are starving. The person responsible for all this suffering - it's the Sheriff of Nottingham(Alan Rickman).
With King Richard also away at the wars, It is up to Robin to save the starving people, thwart the efforts of the Sheriff to take over the country, and save Maid Marion(Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) from the clutches of this madman.
He has lots of help though, as he hides out in Sherwood Forest with Littlejohn, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett ( played by Christian Slater), and the rest of the outlaws. He is also befriended by Azim ( played by Morgan Freeman), a Moor that escapes from the prison with Robin.
There's lots of great action and romance to follow. The sword fights, arrows blazing with fire in slow motion, explosions, along with the tender moments between Robin and Marion with the great musical score in the background.
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Could be betterBy a customer from Southampton , 13 Dec 2008Good but could be better. The actors could have tried harder with the English acent. After all this is an English story.
That's Good Steel!By a customer from London , 30 Nov 2008Underrated by some at the time due to its hokiness, this is actually a strong film and incredibly good fun. What sticks out for me now, watching it after some time has gone by, is that the script is very well written - intelligent, literate, good on detail.
Costner gets mixed reviews of course and always did for this role. He *does* actually try to do an english accent, in a very very mild and more or less undetectable way. :) But personally I think he pulls the role off and certainly doesn't come close to ruining the tone of the movie which Alan Rickman nearly does - his Sheriff is too hammy, almost panto dame in some scenes, and he quite clearly thinks he's above the whole thing.
Fortunately there are other cast members who quite simply do the business - Mastrantonio is pitch-perfect, as are Morgan Freeman and Geraldine McEwan as a very memorable witch. And great cameos all around - Nick Brimble, Mike McShane and Brian Blessed spring to mind.
The movie is almost intimate compared to 'epics' we have now, and it really works because seeing the characters interact is just great fun. The action scenes do the business, and the story arc (although a little flawed in places) is timed just right. The idea of having a muslim character accompany Robin back from the Crusades is a stroke of genius, and in general the writing has great fun with period references.
Should give you the warm fuzzy feeling you're looking for, this! But the adrenaline will get boosted as well.
Fuzzy bit of celluloid for a Sunday teatimeBy a customer from Reading , 18 Nov 2008Of course it's Hollywood.
Of course it's Kevin Costner celebrating himself as always.
It's not doing any harm and is reasonable viewing for a Sunday teatime.
The real reason why I rented this one, was to follow it up with the spoof 'men in tights' version for my children...so the scene has been set, bring on the mimics!!
Worth watchingBy AllieinLancs (161 reviews) from Stalybridge , 19 Aug 2008I can't believe that this film is 17yrs old and I've only just watched it for the first time! Good movie, even if some parts are super cheesy and the end scene with the Sheriff of Nottingham is ridiculously over-acted!
robin hoodBy a customer from Nottingham , 12 Aug 2008agood but sopey film but good for all ages