Ridley Scott seems more far interested in politics and history than the legend of Prince of Thieves (the Crusades and slaughter of Muslims is vociferously discussed). Not much of a thief (more Maximus Decimus Meridius than Robin Hood), Russell Crowe grew his hair for this role then inexplicably cut it. The revisionism continues as he now fights not for the poor, but for freeeedom and liberty. An interesting failure.
I don't quite understand why this film received so much negative criticism, perhaps a bandwagon type thing. Ridley Scott did a great job imagining a 12th century England, enormous battles, and a darker, more realistic rendition of the "Robin Hood" tale. Gorgeous photography, great characters adorned in spectacular costumes, bloody sieges, and a quaint love story - very entertaining.
Deadly-dull historical epic is a disappointment coming from director Ridley Scott. Some nice slick visuals, a few decent action scenes, and a capable cast are wasted in an overlong, lumbering plot that seems to be going for gritty historical realism, but is instead awash in cheesy Hollywood blockbuster cliches. Particularly disheartening when you're aware of its $200 million price-tag.
Just another international epic conventional hollywoodian movie, the kinds Ridley Scott loves to make... Cate Blanchett is amazing and brings some life to this book of pictures, the rest is, as usual, expected long before it happens
Lo màs nuevo de Scott representa una oportuna puesta al dia al mito del personaje titular. Sin embargo, el principal problema de la cinta es que el director no se decide nunca a que publico dirigir la cinta: o le falto el dinamismo de una cinta de aventuras juvenil, o le falto acentuar el tono obscuro de una pelicula para adultos. Aun asi, lo mejor es la recuperaciòn del estilo visual caracteristico del director.
I saw this movie expecting it to be bad. I expected the acting to be weak, the writing to be weak, etc. However, I was shocked to find that above all else - I found it to be incredibly boring. So boring that I had to leave the movie theater twice just to walk around, because I thought I was going to blow my brains out.