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Robin Hood: Prince ofThieves

Robin Hood: Prince ofThieves ★★½ 1991 (PG-13)

Costner is the politically correct Rebel with a Cause, but a thinker, not a doer—and therein lies the problem. His quiet thoughtfulness doesn't add up to leadership and Rickman easily overpowers him as the wicked, crazed Sheriff of Nottingham. Freeman is excellent as a civilized Moor who finds England, and its people, inhospitable, dangerous, and not a little stupid. Mastrantonio, a last minute choice, excels as the lovely Lady Marian. Great action sequences, a gritty and morbid picture of the Middle Ages, and some fun scenes with the Merry Men. Revisionist in its ideas about the times and people, critics generally disapproved of the changes in the story and Costner's performance, though their comments about his lack of an English accent seem nitpicky in light of some basic plot problems. Still has lots of fun for lovers of action, romance and fairy tales. 144m/C VHS, DVD . Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman, Geraldine McEwan, Michael McShane, Brian Blessed, Michael Wincott, Nick Brimble, Harold Innocent, Jack Wild; Cameos: Sean Connery; D: Kevin Reynolds; W: Pen Densham, John Watson; C: Billy Milton; M: Michael Kamen. British Acad. '91: Support. Actor (Rickman); MTV Movie Awards '92: Song (“(Everything I Do) I Do for You”); Golden Raspberries '91: Worst Actor (Costner).

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