Robin Hood

Movie review by Rafael Munsi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Clever animated take on the folktale has some violence.

G 1973 93 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 5+

Ustinov saves this film

A film that we almost turned off. The first part of the film uses tired stereotypes on gender performance and borderline racism towards Roma people, without ever calling them out by name. The film does get better and Ustinov is a delight savoring his scenes. He certainly seems to be having a lot of fun and you relish it along with him. The film's emphasis on taxes and how they offer an unfair burden on the poor while the rich benefit feels like it is a story that could not be made today, because it would be considered too political. The anthropomorphism is intense throughout the film, but you definitely get sucked in by the film's end. I would have given the film two stars if it wasn't for Ustinov, he really is THAT good.
age 3+

Perfect movie for the little kids!!!

Absolutely love this movie! Used to watch it a lot as a child! Surely, the way they set it up with some short adventures and then it's over might make it feel a little bit rushed and simple, but I still think it works very well. The characters are exciting and very funny (especially Prince John) and the songs are just so cute and catchy. And the sketchy animation style they had at that time actually looks pretty nice and clean in this one. The movie might get a little dark towards the end of the second act, but I think it gets balanced back to the fun stuffs pretty quickly. And Robin Hood is shooting with bow and arrow; what's not to love? Highly recommend this entertaining classic for the whole family! :)

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