Robin Hood

Robin Hood

John Irvin (1990)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This version of the classic tale had the misfortune to come out around the same time as Kevin Costner's epic and unsurprisingly was overshadowed by that Hollywood blockbuster. It's a shame because this, in many ways, is an infinitely better film. Patrick Bergin sparkles in the title role, doing battle with an enjoyable trio of baddies (Jeroen Krabbé, Jürgen Prochnow and Edward Fox), while Uma Thurman makes for a rather sympathetic Maid Marian. Director John Irvin authentically re-creates the murky medieval settings while staging some grand action sequences and rousing swordfights. But, best of all, there's no sign of that dreadful Bryan Adams.

Summary

A Saxon nobleman is declared an outlaw for protecting a poacher from a cruel Norman knight. Hiding out in a forest, he recruits a group of bandits and leads them in a campaign against the corrupt Norman aristocracy, while also fighting to save his friend's niece from being forced into marriage. Adventure, starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.

Cast & Crew

Robert Hode / "Robin Hood" Patrick Bergin
Maid Marian Uma Thurman
Sir Miles Folcanet Jürgen Prochnow
Prince John Edward Fox
Baron Daguerre Jeroen Krabbé
Will Redding "Will Scarlett" Owen Teale
Little John David Morrissey
Harry Alex Norton
Lily Gabrielle Reidy
Friar Tuck Jeff Nuttall
Director John Irvin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence. Available on: video
Drama