Common Sense Media says

Big bow-and-arrow action in powerful redo of classic tale.

Users say

(out of 58 reviews)
age 12+
Review this title!
Adult Written byYldnole September 29, 2010

Very well done!

Just rented this yesterday and was very surpried...Crowe was VERY good...Really cool how the movie sets up the legend....hope they follow up with another installment...side note....some of the other reviews didn't see the movie I saw.........
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Adult Written byMi3 February 6, 2011
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written byBaro Shijj May 14, 2010

Ok, if yore 13+. Too Violent!

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Great messages
Adult Written byalliepatchell April 6, 2011

For the kid in you

We've all read the Robin Hood story to our children and now it's time we help their imagination by playing the movie. It's a great cinematographic piece that's suited for the entire family. Although your teenagers will show they're reluctance you'll see smiles on their faces if you can convince them to watch the whole thing. It's a nice alternative to movies portraying killers. They don't use guns here, they duel with swords. All and all, a classic piece for you and your kids.
What other families should know
Great role models
Adult Written by2Simple October 30, 2010
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written byMovieMan26 October 9, 2010

There are better epics

Once again, the tale of Robin Hood is told from yet another perspective. This violent, raw version features no memorable performances, no unique battle scenes, and tired storytelling. Plus, it has no ending, just barely a cliffhanger. I really didn't enjoy this movie. Parentsd: This movie features violent battle scenes, torture, murder, sensuality, and some language. Bottom Line: If you have a craving for Robin Hood, try Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. If you have a craving for a comedy about Robin hood, try Robing Hood: Men in Tights. Both are great. Thanks for reading! - Movie Man
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 11 year old Written bymissfox555 July 8, 2010

Intense and Very Violent

Robin Hood is a very violent and intense movie that is not appropriate for ANYONE under 14. I took my 11 year old son to it and he didn't really enjoy it because he had a difficult time following the plot.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byKrbbup May 20, 2010

Fun Movie Minus Some Parts

My family saw this movie for my brother's birthday and we all enjoyed it. It was very interesting and it made you think about history and what was going on at the time. Aside from the animated Disney version, this was my favorite Robin Hood movie. However, it was not without faults. It was rather violent with blood being present and people being stabbed. There are quite a few minor characters who are killed including Richard, his right hand guy, and an older man. Also, there are several non-violent scenes that deal with people who are not clothed (although nothing horrible is shown). There is some drinking and the worst was taking the Lord's Name in vain. All in all, aside from the bad parts, it was a fun movie. No one under 16 should see it though. GOD bless<><
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 4 and 9 year old Written byironman2 May 18, 2010

Perfect for 9 year olds but maybe to violent.

Great film Russel Crowe almost better than state of play and gladiator which were also great.A bit too violent
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bycrackerjack5 May 30, 2010

This is not a Robin Hood movie!!

With Robin Hood, you expect fun, good-natured wit and jovaility. The Merry Men are a gang of happy hunters with good hearts who play tricks on the Sheriff and his cronies. But that is not this Robin Hood. I'm not sure exactly what this is - maybe Gladiator 2? This is a bloody, sexual, dirty movie. Not to say it's a bad watch; it's genuinely interesting. But it's far from the Robin Hood you probably know, and it's really quite depressing. There was nothing "merry" about this movie!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, and 15 year old Written byrblack68 May 25, 2010
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educator and Parent Written byMoms Apple Pie May 25, 2010

This is no legend, this is a complete myth

This movie is quite awful really. Russell Crowe is waay too old to be playing Robin Hood - Before the Legend Begins - and, seriously, how can it be Before the Legend Begins, if Little John, Friar Tuck and the other Merry Men are already in THIS movie? Please - the legend, as originally written anyway, gets completely mangled here. In this film, MAID Marian turns out to be a married woman - turned widow - and is played by Cate Blanchette as a haughty, brittle character. The supposed love relationship between her and Crowe's character is weak at best and never approaches anything sizzling with either passion or romance. Then Cate Blanchette's character commits a major faux pas when she runs to Robin to say King Richard's men have stolen what she calls her family estate's CORN grain so they will have nothing to plant. Crowe's character and the Merry Men gallantly go after the marauders and take back the grain, but after they plant it, what comes up in the fields is WHEAT. Is Hollywood so ignorant that it doesn't know the difference between corn and wheat or does it just think that none of the movie viewers will know the difference? Unbelievable!! (Let's not even ponder whether people in 12th century England would have ever actually planted corn for food ...)*** And last, but of course, not at all least, is ... What in the world was that whole D-Day invasion reenactment scene?!? Huh? Outside of the filmmaker's use of excellent natural scenery, photography, period sets (excepting the D-Day invasion scene) and costumes, this movie is such a complete departure from the well-known and beloved legend of Robin Hood in so many ways, in the end it is simply ... a tragedy. Staying home and snuggling up with your children to read the originally written story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men would be time and money much better spent! *** BTW, I am not a farmer (nor do I play one on TV ;-> ), do not live in the country and do not have a degree in agriculture - it just seems these things should be common sense - but who has that anymore? Clearly not Hollywood!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent Written byBDRob May 23, 2010
Adult Written bythehandyman January 30, 2012

Horrible.....just horrible....

I was disappointed with this movie... The "story" was and is NOT the original Robin Hood story you are expecting. The sexual content is high.... the violence is WAY overdone, The cursing is okay... (I mean its wrong but not half as bad as in movies like The Green Lantern). The "merry men" and robin get drunk throughout the movie. The "merry men" are a bunch of noble-less scoundrels that get drunk in a scene and commit fornication with some women of the town (no sex scene is shown but you get the idea). "Friar Tuck" is with them when this happens, instead of being a religious man that likes to eat a lot, he is a drunkard that secretly makes whiskey and has no objection to the merry men shacking up with the women. This movie also contains a scene where Robin Hood tortures a french soldier to get information out of him. Also this movie promotes the occult of free masonry. There are some negative messages in this movie, Robin hood uses no chivalry, he is not noble in any means, and he states in the movie that there is no difference between a man and a knight except for the clothes they wear, they also seem to mock Jesus Christ by having a cross in the church with basically a shriveled up skeleton on it. . Overall you will enjoy this movie if you don't know anything about the original Robin Hood stories (cause this is 180% opposite) and enjoy watching (lots) of people get killed with swords and arrows. Also in the end when "Robin Hood" is going to kill the bad guy he shoots him through the neck and it is quite graphic and unnecessary... All of the actors were and are great actors and acted well for their parts, but the way the movie was written and done makes this movie just horrible...
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byiamJMAN00793 December 31, 2010

A True Epic

The tale of Robin Hood has to have been told a hundred different ways. This is defiantly the best. This movie succeeds on every level. From a great cast to a well thought out story line 'Robin Hood' delivers. This movie is a true epic.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Adult Written byjoshua martinez October 23, 2010
Robin Hood is a great Action/adventure movie good for your teens to enjoy but parents you need to know that robin hood has a lot of intense violence some little bit of language used lots of social drinking and some sexual content it does have a positive message though it is said that the inalienable rights of individuals to their own land, their own food, their own ability to provide for their families is greater than the "sovereign rights" of a dynastic king. The central idea is that if a law is deemed immoral by most people, one should not obey it.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Teen, 17 years old Written bydavyborn September 12, 2011

Violent would-be epic dissapoint's, but still entertains in terms of action

I was rather dissapointed last summer when I saw Ridley Scott's version, or ramake, of the age old Robin Hood fable. Sure, it was packed with relentless violence and blood, which was surprising considering that it was only Rated PG-13 so that's a plus for me. But, it just wasn't entertaining enough and was way too long and way too slowly paced to be exciting enouugh. But, I still enjoyed it for what it was because it still did what it prosmiesd: Enjoyable violent action sequences and some fairly decent acting. Still, this movie is far too violent for tween's and contains numerous graphic head (and even a neck shot at one point) shot's with arrows, and also there is some very minor sexuality inclding a brief scene near the beginning of the movie where you can see a bit of partial nudity from both sexes. Enjoyable for most teens, but not appropriate for tween's.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byjongoalkeeper24 February 12, 2011

Awesome!

Excellent Movie!! I Recommend this movie to everyone!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bymasonlackey January 15, 2011

good movie

good movie
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Teen, 15 years old Written byP dump June 8, 2010

A different take on the legend.

Right from the start you can tell that this is gonna be kinda like Gladiator (the film shares the same director and crusades are a perfect backdrop for his filming). Robin is an archer in King Richard's army. With that said you know that there is gonna be some gory scenes. But with the shaky camera angles and sheer volume of people on the battleground, it gets hard to focus on just one arrow and it's target. Several of these do find their mark within the middle of the lens' frame, and it peirces the recipient through the head, neck, or chest. At one piont, a member of Robin's party is tied around the neck and dragged by a runaway horse through the forest. The exacution of innocent civilians is mentioned and towns in England are pillaged and razed by King John's men. During the assult on Nottingham, Marion is almost victomized by a leader of the attackers who ends up with a knife stabbed in the back of his head. The final battle takes place on a beach as a English coalition repels a French invasion. All this leads up to a stubborn King John refusing to sign the Magna Carte, and Robin Hood being declared a outlaw. All in all the movie is a good experience, with a different plot than expected. And, dispite the numorous historical indiscrepencies, satisfies the desire for an action/adventure movie with some historical basis other than just mindless action.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex

Pages