Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves


(out of 5)

Even the simplest of history buffs can point out the many inaccuracies and inconsistencies in this rousing film adventure, starting with the decidedly non-British performance by lead .  His wooden acting aside, this film is far behind Michael Curtiz’s Errol Flynn swashbuckler but still an enjoyable cinema treat. Returning from fighting in the crusades, Robin of Locksley discovers that the Sheriff of Nottingham (, who walks away with the film) has taken advantage of King Richard’s absence in the war and is imposing tyrannical rule on the people in his kingdom. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Robin and his sworn Moorish companion () gather together some rebels in the woods of Sherwood Forest to fight the evil Sheriff and get the land back in order. Naturally, Robin Hood is also a tale of romance, and the help provided to our hero by a gracious noblewoman named Marian (a spirited ) gives him plenty of opportunity to indulge in the world of sweet love. Great acting (by everyone else) and beautiful photography are combined with energetic direction and a rousing score by Michael Kamen, highlighted by Bryan Adams’ hit theme song ‘Everything I Do I Do It For You’.

USA, 1991

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by Pen Densham,

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Song) (“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, music by Michael Kamen; lyric by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Michael Kamen)
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, music by Michael Kamen, lyrics by Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange)

Razzie Award
Worst Actor (Kevin Costner)

Worst Supporting Actor (Christian Slater)

British Academy Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Rickman)

Best Costume Design



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