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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Russell Crowe
Cate Blanchett
Mark Strong
Alan Doyle
Scott Grimes
Kevin Durand
Danny Huston
Oscar Isaac
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
Running Time
144 minutes

Robin Hood
The new-look outlaw takes a bow. A bow. Oh, please yourself


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Robin Hood

Plot
1199. As Richard The Lionheart (Danny Huston) returns from the Third Crusade, both he and his right-hand man, Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge), are slain in France. It’s left to one of their archers, Robin Longstride (Crowe), to return Richard’s crown to London and Loxley’s sword to Nottingham. There, compelled to pose as Loxley, Longstride finds himself embroiled in Plantagenet politics — and has to tackle a French plot abetted by the traitorous Sir Godfrey (Strong)…


Verdict
Grown-up but not too serious; action-packed but not juvenile… Not only is this the mullet-free Robin Hood movie we’ve been waiting decades for, it’s also Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe at their most entertaining since Gladiator.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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