Its hero is credible as a man who wants to rob from the rich and give to the poor, but the storytelling is so impoverished that the message can't stick. He and Azeem find a group of outlaws hiding in Sherwood Forest and assumes command of them, training them to defend themselves. Characters we know pop up here and there, like Tuck Tim Minchin , who is still taking confessionals in church and is all sheepish, long-haired millennial self-doubt. She first appears in 16th-century accounts, and, along with Robin Hood, she was soon elevated to the nobility. It had a medieval base but the style gave a modern twist for a specific purpose. However, the entire film is stolen by the last scene, where Robin and Marian are being married in the forest. A witch Geraldine McEwan is introduced for a bit of New Age sorcery.
Mortianna attacks him, but she is slain by Azeem, fulfilling his life-debt to Robin. Robin also loses his squeeze, Marian, who was told by the sheriff that he was killed in battle. Watch Full movie: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Online Free. I don't think this early '90s guilty pleasure will ever slip out of my good graces. With the help of Azeem Morgan Freeman , young nobleman Robin of Locksley Kevin Costner escapes from a Middle Eastern prison and makes his way home to England, where a rude surprise awaits. John and his creepy attendant, Sir Guy of Gisbourne Paul Dickey , are then able to wield power mercilessly, taxing the poor and meting out grisly punishments.
The actors are so clearly not inhabiting the same space as the spectacle, they might as well be standing on the deck of The Love Boat. Robin is accompanied on his return from the Holy Land by a Moor Morgan Freeman , who is termed a barbarian by the peasants but proves to be more learned and wise than everyone else. Among the band is , who holds a belligerent grudge against Robin. Prince of Thieves was nominated for two : Kevin Costner won the award for his performance as Robin Hood, while Christian Slater received a nomination for for his performances in this film and , but lost to for. They stage an escape, with Robin saving a Moor, Azeem played by Morgan Freeman in the process. Action packed, moving and very entertaining.
Interior scenes were completed at in. Reviewed by , May 12, 2009 It was the summer of 1991. Imperfect as it may be, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a rousing adventure that still has the power to pull viewers deep within its web of witty characters and sharp storytelling. Enid Bennett and Douglas Fairbanks on the set of Robin Hood, directed by Allan Dwan. The pace of the film rarely slackens, building up to a rip roaring finish. Frequent and graphic medieval violence.
Detail is also inconsistent -- foreground objects lose their luster amidst heavy shadows, and bounce from slightly soft to rather striking during day-lit sequences -- but fans will find most scenes offer a satisfying upgrade over previous releases since textures are more refined, edges are crisper albeit with the assistance of an overzealous application of edge enhancement , and dimensionality is more engrossing. My teenage girls loved it. Director: Kevin Reynolds Writers: Pen Densham story , Pen Densham screenplay Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. His look is daringly out of period — the long leather coats of a downtown fop, a neatly parted haircut out of the 1980s — and he speaks with a slight lisp of anger, turning the sheriff into an arrestingly logical fascist, with a backstory of childhood pain that morphs all too convincingly into adult sadism. Haven't you learned any lesson from king Arthur box office bomb? The studio seems to have rushed the disc out the door without giving it the sparkling high definition treatment it deserves.
A man has his arm chopped off with a machete. The Sheriff is in cahoots with a cruel and greedy Cardinal F. A pair of entertaining commentaries avert disaster, but fans of the film will be left wondering why Reynolds' Sherwood shennanigans didn't earn a shiny new supplemental package for its Blu-ray debut. As the pace built, my unease at the somewhat incongruous accents dissipated and i was left to enjoy a great film with some fine performances. It had an all-star female cast led by Natalie Portman.
Robin Hood is a 1991 Americna adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. Costner and company struggle desperately to make the Robin Hood legend relevant to contemporary audiences. All of this would have been easier to take if Robin Hood himself was played with more charisma, but Kevin Costner delivers his lines in a flat, nasal tone and his physical presence is leaden. No visible wear, and all facets of the item are flawless and intact. But when Gisbourne arrives with reinforcements, he pursues Robin to the edge of Sherwood, a vast forest his soldiers believe to be haunted.
Sure, it's a shame to see Locksley regularly take a back seat to his friends and enemies, but it also paves the way for several fully-realized heroes and villains to steal the show. Having escaped captivity in Jerusalem with the help of a fierce Muslim warrior named Azeem Morgan Freeman , English nobleman and Third Crusade soldier Robin of Locksley Kevin Costner returns home to find his father murdered and his people living under the tyrannical rule of a corrupt and vindictive Sheriff Alan Rickman. Costner and company struggle desperately to make the Robin Hood legend relevant to contemporary audiences. While the track reveals the film's age in almost every scene, casual listeners will probably find its lossless shortcomings are fairly easy to overlook. » Although i turned my nose up at this film when first watched fifteen years ago, a second appraisal and a few grey hairs later forces me to see it for what it truly is; a great swashbuckling comedy romp. Kevin Costner and Christian Slater inadvertently transform Robin Hood and Will Scarlet into a pair of bickering American farmboys, but there's still something to be said for the film's clever revision of a beloved legend, its spirited swordplay, its devilishly vexed villain, and its memorable exchanges and encounters.