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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves1991

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)



Critic Consensus: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves brings a wonderfully villainous Alan Rickman to this oft-adapted tale, but he's robbed by big-budget bombast and a muddled screenplay.

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This film is a '90s version of the classic Robin Hood story, with Kevin Costner starring as the good-guy thief. Costner is joined in his efforts against the murdering Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) by Morgan Freeman who plays a philosophizing Moor, and by Nick Brimble, who plays Little John (anything but little). After Robin barely survives a watery skirmish with Little John, the two become allies and Robin joins forces with Little John's band of robber thieves to overcome the evils of the dastardly Nottingham sheriff. ~ Rovi

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Kevin Costner
as Robin of Locksley
Alan Rickman
as Sheriff of Nottingham
Christian Slater
as Will Scarlett
Michael McShane
as Friar Tuck
Brian Blessed
as Lord Locksley
Michael Wincott
as Guy of Gisborne
Sean Connery
as King Richard
Nick Brimble
as Little John
Liam Halligan
as Peter Dubois
Marc Zuber
as Turk Interrogator
Bobby Parr
as Villager
John Francis
as Courier
John Hallam
as Red Headed Baron
Douglas Blackwell
as Grey Bearded Baron
Pat Roach
as Celtic Chieftain
Derek Deadman
as Kneelock
Andrew Lawden
as Sergeant
Susannah Corbett
as Lady in Coach
Sarah Alexandra
as Small Girl
Richard Strange
as Executioner
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Critic Reviews for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (17)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is an entertainment without a particular point of view.

April 25, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves may have set out to bury the poor old duffer of Sherwood Forest in a welter of trendy banter, they have ended up burying themselves as well.

April 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Much as I admire Costner, it is the very qualities of honesty, honor and sincerity he projects so forcefully that encumber this Robin.

April 25, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Its ostensibly canny match of star and subject assures that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will fill theaters. But will it send moviegoers out enthralled? The message from this cracked crystal ball is: Naaah.

April 25, 2014 | Full Review…

There's no subtlety in this Robin Hood, but subtlety isn't everything: Grit and obviousness have coarser charms, and the director makes much of these.

April 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/5

The fight sequences are explosive, the physical production is impressive, and the supporting performances are full of juice.

April 25, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves


A great all star cast action adventure story of Robin Hood. Alan Rickamn is perfect as the evil, crazy sheriff of Nottingham. Has some big stunts and battles, and plenty of humour, something for everyone.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

An unfocused, unexciting and overlong movie that is more like a mixed salad of accents without any idea if it wants to be a campy adventure for the whole family in the old-fashioned style of Errol Flynn's movies (which it should be) or the violent PG-13 movie that it turns out to be.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


A professionally made, solid film. One of the few Costner hasn't ruined.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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