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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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2 h 23 min1991X-RayPG
In this action-packed re-telling of the legendary story, Robin Hood must battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham not only to save King Richard and England but also to save his love.
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Supporting actors
Christian SlaterAlan RickmanMichael McShaneBrian BlessedMichael WincottNick Brimble
Producers
Pen DenshamRichard Barton LewisJohn Watson
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WARNER HOME VIDEO
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4.6 out of 5 stars

4902 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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SkorpyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible movie. 5/5 stars, absolute classic.
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Absolutely awful. Their grasp of british geography is tenuous at best, NOBODY has the appropriate accent for the area, the star doesn't even speak with a british accent, and I don't think the villain has even read the script. And why does a muslim from the middle east sound vaguely jamaican?
An absolute classic of hollywood's disregard for history, and Alan Rickman overacting and chewing holes in the scenery. Lots of budget, lots of drama, lots of spectacle, very good camera work, and the song over the end credits is truly epic.

Well worth watching, at least to despair at the fact that Hadrian's Wall is not only 5 miles from Nottingham, but less than a day's walk from Dover.
33 people found this helpful
JaxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Good for a laugh
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Bought this just to watch the clips with Alan rickman - the only actor worth watching in the film and who stole the film from the wet and lacklustre lead.... seen more personality in a digestive biscuit than in Costner. Thought the film was awful the first time around but laughingly bad watching it so many years later. Great command of the English landscape - turns out that Hadrian’s wall is very close to the white cliffs of dover (actually filmed at Seven Sisters) ... who knew?! As for accuracy about such things as the bows and telescopes......
2 people found this helpful
Alan Myall DipITReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 April 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Monster Bookshop Mess
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Great film, probably the best Robin Hood film, good interpretation of a 700 year old, outlaw of Sherwood Forest who robs from the rich to give to the poor has emerged as one of the most enduring folk heroes in popular culture, even if history of a real Robin Hood is more built on folk law and Ballard's or, at the very least, a real-life figure who inspired his legend, maybe inspired by the background of William Wallace as Robin Hoode in the 19th century, writer illustrators like Howard Pyle adapted the traditional tales for children. A part of history even if somewhat of dubious facts.
I have written this review from a bluray bought from Azda Video as the original order from The Monster Book Shop via Amazon was a total disaster, order presumed lost and no help from the The Monster Book Shop at all in traceing the order, seems to have been an unsecured Royal Mail delivery, rubbish.
2 people found this helpful
P. R. StoreyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 December 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
VHS Quality
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With Christmas coming and knowing that there would be next to nothing on television I brought a few Blu Rays to watch over the holidays. I picked this one out as I enjoyed Alan Rickman's performance when I first saw it at the Cinema and on DVD. So I thought I would upgrade to the Blu Ray version. The picture is just awful and I can see no improvement on the DVD copy that I already had. A waste of money really it was not even in widescreen, I have many films older than this on Blu Ray which look a lot ,lot better than this.
One person found this helpful
MercurySevenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Solid family entertainment, terrible transfer to blu-ray
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I've always had a soft spot for Prince of Thieves - its tone is all over the place, from Freeman's corny wisdom to Rickman's pantomime villain, but it's always entertaining. I liked it enough to upgrade from DVD to blu-ray. What a waste of money. This transfer is soft, wishy-washy, and not at all like the pin-sharp blu-ray picture quality I've come to expect from big-budget historical movies. A huge disappointment.
2 people found this helpful
Alexandra CReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 June 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't listen to naysayers
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I loved this film so much when I was younger and I still think it's awesome today. Morgan Freeman AND Kevin Costner? Come on, people, stop being wet blankets and revel in the awesome that is Robin Hood. This is by far one of my favourite adaptations, ever. And I am guilty (and proud) of watching the Bryan Adams music video to death - it was ridiculous and I loved it.

Costner plays a great Robin and I think he portrayed the complex nature of Robin's character brilliantly. Freeman was hilarious and bad-ass, as usual. He made a great and loyal friend and accomplice and I loved the banter between the two of them. Marian was actually NOT annoying and was very likeable (which is a rarity in Robin Hood adaptations). Also, Alan Rickman was a BEYOND FANTASTIC villain. Seriously.

A lot of people would describe this as a guilty pleasure, but I don't think that way at all. I genuinely think this is a brilliant film and can't understand when people get all critical, particularly over the accents. From what I've read, American accents are a lot closer to what the old British accents would've sounded like, than our own modern British accents nowadays. And I really liked the fact that nobody tried doing a British accent - it always ends up sounding ridiculous. This, thankfully, was not a problem in this film and was just another reason why I loved it.

Robin Hood is fun and action-packed throughout and you really get attached to all of the characters. Plus, I loved the music in this (not just Bryan Adams, but the actual score).

Please, pass on the Russell Crowe version and pick this up - it'll be the best choice you'll ever make!
29 people found this helpful
ND Reviews & StuffReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 September 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent and enjoyable take on the Robin Hood legend
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For some the Errol Flynn version is and will continue to be the quintessential Robin Hood film yet Kevin Costner and the late Alan Rickman put on a performance that could leave some room for doubt. Yes there are dodgy accents, a delightfully over the top performance of the Sheriff of Nottingham (courtesy of Alan Rickman) and a maid Marion with a dodgy wig but on the whole the storyline is decent, plenty of action in the fight scenes and a smorgasbord of A-List actors backing them up.

The basic premise is Robin returning from the crusades after escaping near death with a fellow warrior in tow (Morgan Freeman). Upon finding his father murdered and land burned at the hands of the sheriff, revenge is sworn.

This Blu-Ray contains the extended cut of the film which adds around 12-13 minutes of footage to the theatrical cut. This mainly comprises of scene extensions and sub plots which were deemed to slow the pace of the film, certainly a welcome restoration as some cuts were kinda obvious on the cinema release (such as the sheriffs aides lack of speech half way through, due to tongue removal). Also on the disc are two features with the cast discussing the film, two audio commentary tracks, isolated music score and a live performance of the chart topping 'Everything I Do' from Bryan Adams.

The main feature's video and audio quality is very good and a welcome upgrade from DVD, extras are in standard definition but still good non the less.
6 people found this helpful
GazReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining but watch the language.
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This is still great entertainment. It may have some terrible accents and use of geography but it's easily forgiven as it's so much fun. Worth rewatching yourself before with younger ones though. Please see below.

Warning though: it gets away with some very bad language that may not be remembered. There's also a moment in the finale when the Sheriff is keen to finalise his marriage to Marian with force that is played for laughs but realty isn't funny. A bit more bloody than I remembered it too.
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