The Adventures of Robin Hood

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.

PG 1938 102 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 9+

Great adventure introduction to Technicolor films.

This movie, while a bit complicated for younger ones (our middle was wondering why Prince John betrayed his brother) is GREAT fun for all, swashbuckling and magical, the music and acting is all stellar. A little bit of romance ('oh no, they're kissing again!?'), but not enough to be off-putting. The Women in the film are reduced to two- Maid Marion and her nursemaid, both of whom are excellent and Maid Marion turns out to be outspoken and brave, standing up to Prince John. It's not exactly "Thelma and Louise", but it's not offensive or lousy for little girls to see. I suggest following it up with the Daffy Duck cartoon, 'robin hood daffy'.

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age 8+

Really first rate

I can not recommend this movie highly enough. This is for any family that believes people are called to care for their neighbors and reject greed but that living a life of principle is best done with a twinkle in the eye and the ability to sword fight. The sword fighting is masterful and Maid Marion (the lovely Olivia de Havilland) is both beautiful and brave.

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