Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

  • PG
  • Kevin Reynolds (1991)
  • US
  • 148 min
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Buckles are truly swashed and derring-do effectively done in this 12th-century adventure, which simply sets out to entertain handsomely and does so with a great deal of dash, flash and panache. Kevin Costner is more "Indiana Hood" than the Locksley lad of yore and Alan Rickman is a joy to behold as the panto-styled Sheriff of Nottingham, while Morgan Freeman's cultured Moor - Robin's early saviour - is a commanding, though unlikely, medieval presence. But it's director Kevin Reynolds who deserves the most praise for disguising such overfamiliar events with imaginative staging and a constantly roving camera, and turning in such an enjoyable popcorn epic. And, yes, this is the film where Bryan Adams sings (Everything I Do) I Do It for You during the final credits.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Kevin Costner, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman. After escaping from prison in the Holy Land, Robin of Locksley and his friend Azeem return to England, where they discover Robin's father murdered and King Richard exiled. When they meet a band of thieves in the woods, they join forces to try to oust the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.

Cast and crew

Cast

Robin of Locksley / Robin Hood
Kevin Costner
Maid Marian
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Sheriff of Nottingham
Alan Rickman
Azeem
Morgan Freeman
Will Scarlett
Christian Slater
Mortianna
Geraldine McEwan
Friar Tuck
Micheal McShane
Lord Locksley
Brian Blessed
Guy of Gisborne
Michael Wincott
Little John
Nick Brimble
Fanny
Soo Drouet
King Richard
Sean Connery
Wulf
Daniel Newman
Bull
Daniel Peacock
Duncan
Walter Sparrow
Bishop
Harold Innocent
Much
Jack Wild
Kenneth
Michael Goldie
Peter Dubois
Liam Halligan
Turk interrogator
Marc Zuber
Old woman
Merelina Kendall
Sarah
Imogen Bain
Farmer
Jimmy Gardner
Villager
Bobby Parr
Courier
John Francis
Red-headed baron
John Hallam
Grey-bearded Grey-bearded baron
Douglas Blackwell

Crew

Director
Kevin Reynolds

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, brief nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama