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3.8
1,102 Ratings

The Adventures of Robin Hood

United States, 1938
Adventure, Romance

Synopsis

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard’s absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Directed by Michael Curtiz, William Keighley

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1939 | 3 wins including: Best Art Direction

1939 | Nominee: Best Picture

Viennale

1979

2006

Critics reviews

Why resist Robin Hood? Errol Flynn’s golden pageboy and crenellated sleeves are in the blood already, his position as the culture’s morally sanctioned freedom fighter all the more secure for lack of any identifiable real-life referent… None of the dead men bleed (and Merry Men can’t die) but there’s no shortage of saturated dazzle: the banners, those quaintly clean tights, Maid Marian’s (Olivia de Havilland) gauzy, glittering headgear—and her eyes, as she watches Robin win.
June 17, 2015
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When the Siren showed this ravishing Technicolor spectacle to her family, her 9-year-old son announced at the end, “That was the best movie I’ve ever seen.” Certainly this tale… appeals to the kid in everyone. It is also a model of how to structure and pace an action movie.
November 24, 2013
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There’s something extraordinarily rich about the sheer variety of colors in Robin Hood; its vision of merry old England, unmoored from any strict sense of realism, is reminiscent of the medieval tapestry–inspired look of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. At two million, Curtiz’s film was the studio’s most expensive production to date, costumed and set-designed so that the audience was never unaware of its glorious technical novelty.
August 26, 2013
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