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 7 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 8+

A swashbuckling good time!

A film that is surprisingly refreshing. The sets, the action sequences and the costumes, probably all caused quite a stir in 1938. The film's sets feel epic, and its lush color feels something out of the 1950s. It is still a little strange to see so many people in tights for what appears to be no reason, but it is still all a swashbuckling good time.
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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