Robin is presented as a less deliberately likeable fellow than in some past cinematic outings, but Crowe’s careful performance gives him a definite warmth. This also applies for most of the familiar characters, apart from Friar Tuck, who has been cast and portrayed in the most obvious and staggeringly unimaginative way possible. Cate Blanchett shines out, though, in a noble and quietly spirited take on Lady Marian.
Being green is not easy
Director Ridley Scott teams up for the fifth time with his Gladiator star, Russell Crowe, in this engrossing and action-packed telling of how the legend of Robin Hood may have come to be.
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