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|Patrick Bergin||Robin Hood|
|Uma Thurman||Maid Marian|
|Jürgen Prochnow||Sir Miles Folcanet|
|Edward Fox||Prince John|
|Jeroen Krabbé||Baron Daguerre|
|Owen Teale||Will Scarlett|
|Gabrielle Lloyd||Gammer Tanzie|
|David Morrissey||Little John|
|Jeff Nuttall||Friar Tuck|
|Daniel Webb||Much the Miller|
|Geoffrey Burgon||Score Composer|
Posted October 1, 2010
I fell in love with this Robin Hood about 10 years ago. It was released the same year as the Costner version, but didn't hit the theaters because the big names on that one edged out Berger/Thurman. Two Robin Hoods in one year was too much for Hollywood.
That is very much our loss. This version does an excellent job of showing the socio-racial gap between Saxon & Norman, displays a clever wit, and provides us with strong female characters without defeminizing them. Costuming is fantastic, accents are believable (Is Uma a brit? She's fooled me in this film.), and plot is a good blend of the historic and legend. If you have a true appreciation of the Robin Hood legend this is a must see.
I believe this is the only version Mel Brooks did *not* parody in Men in Tights.. partially because it was obscure, but I like to think it's one of the most compelling versions put to film and he didn't want to detract from that.
Posted October 16, 2002
I thought this version of Robinhood was very sensual and romantic - the Chemistry between Maid Marion and Robinhood was... Wow! Uma Thurman gave Maid Marion ''depth'' and was such a naughty lady. Patrick Bergin - Oh My! What a gorgeous man! Great movie.Too bad it wasn't more widely acclaimed. Denise OhHoneyPieWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2001
This film is very well made. I enjoyed it much more than other, more popular versions. It just seems so much more ''down to earth''. It brings the lore of ''Robin Hood'' to a greater level of realism (i.e., if realism is possible in this genre of fictitious historical characters).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.