Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) - Action, Adventure, Drama

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When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman
Length: 143 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 35 out of 341 found boring (10.26%)

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where nothing happens.

During boring moments we automatically put this film on and consequently my sister and I knew every single line off by heart.

Despite the amount of time skillfully invested in the character, Robin comes across as a boring, introverted man.

It's not a patch on the wonderful Errol Flynn version-that version will probably never be surpassed, but this one might be more enjoyable for a modern audience.

What's really fascinating here is the elevation of the Sheriff of Nottingham who is lifted a few notches from ordinary villainy.

It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and get's you on the edge of your seat.

There are beautiful, breathtaking, and amusing scenes: Robin's father, dressed in his black battle armor on top his black stallion, preparing to battle the 'men in masks'; sweeping shots of the English countryside as Robin and Azeem escape Sir Guy of Gisborn and his soldiers; the bout with quarterstaves across a stream; plenty of flaming arrows flowing through the greenwood along with some exciting fighting; and like Burt Lancaster in "The Flame and the Arrow," who pauses in the middle of a frantic battle to plant a kiss on a kitchen maid, Alan Rickman plants his kiss on Maid Marian in the middle of his frantic duel with Costner...

Who asked for a dark and dreary Robin Hood?

An entertaining adventure .

The characters are not engaging, the action scenes are uninspiring, the whole thing is just completely lifeless.

It is a compelling idea to develop and question the character of such a legend and it is a relevant theme to explore in our time where "heroes" of our society are dethroned when their morals are unveiled, muting their actions.

The film was exciting, well plotted, great scenery, fun and campy.

Get the popcorn out and have a really enjoyable couple of hours of film.

Somehow they managed to make a boring Robin Hood movie.

My point is (there's one there somewhere), is that Prince Of Thieves may not be a "good" movie, but it's a fun and enjoyable one all the same.

It has a thrilling action finale and to top it all off, Sean Connery appears at the end as King Richard.

Tedious and Tiresome beyond Measure .

) and you have a pointless, empty mess of a film.

Entertaining merriment .

The highlight performance for me had to be Alan Rickman as the sheriff and Morgan Freeman as Azeem, i found both of these characters immensely entertaining.

There is plenty of exciting action that has a more fierce approach and the visuals are always impressive.

Another noteworthy element of this film is the breathtaking battle scenes.

OK, it's a bit of a cliché, but this formula makes for the perfect escapist film and one thrilling and emotional ride.

The scene is made naturally and it is visually stunning.

So the plot is very predictable.

BUT, I have to say that despite all that , this is still an enjoyable way to kill two and a half hours.

I've always seen Robin Hood as a young outlaw, but ignoring that little tidbit the film is very entertaining.

The only movies that summer that I admired were 'Terminator 2,' 'Thelma & Louise,' and this one, which still stands as one of the most entertaining action-adventure movies I've seen.

And just entertaining alone.

In contrast, "Prince of Thieves" is a joyless, dreary affair.

As soon as it was over and the credits had finished moving up the screen all the way to the top I rewound the tape and watched it again about a week later and enjoyed it even more.

Much ballyhooed and maligned by critics, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves plays out as an exciting adaption of the legend about Robin Hood and his merry men of Sherwood Forest.

But Kevin Costner was totally wrong for the part of Robin, I'm not saying he's a bad actor but he just makes Robin, who is the hero of the film, boring and dull.

Breathtaking movie .

High production values and some really exciting sequences are the things that set this one apart from lesser versions.

While it's good for maybe a long, slow, dull Saturday night, it's hardly a classic.

As with most Kevin Costner films (whatever role he assumes - actor, director, producer), it all ends up as a tiresome exercise in self-indulgence on his part.

i loved it back then but now i did find it pretty dull and boring to sit through the two hours it takes for Robin to fight and be a romantic man.

" The music by Michael Kamen was beautiful and quite rousing.

The weak chin, no accent, monotone voice, and absolutely no sense of emotion pretty much ruined what could have been a truly great classic.

I thought that he was a bit on the boring side apart from his flirty scenes with Mary E.

Entertaining .

The supporting players are so dull they aren't even worth mentioning.

I was bored.

However the performances by Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman were thrilling.

But these are minor criticisms in what is a genuinely watchable, (and if you can wince/cringe through Connery's all too predictable cameo), and thoroughly enjoyable film.

) Great yawning periods in the script ...

Always enjoyable, can watch it again and again .

Getting past one of the worst examples of hero casting imaginable, this is enjoyable enough tosh to pass some time.

Kevin Costner gives a good performance, not by any means along the lines with Dances with Wolves, but he is very entertaining as the dashing, rogue Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood) And all this drama about his accent.

Rickman's portrayal of the Sheriff is possibly the most entertaining villain I have ever seen.

A sweet, family film it's certainly not, but a rousing, action-packed adventure with a first-rate cast it certainly is, though the romantic subplot/love story never quite resonates.

Enjoyable despite some glaring flaws .

This movie has a good action, and was thoroughly entertaining.

He steals the show subtley and easily, and this evil sheriff is worth watching!

Okay, here we go again: Kevin Costner, while an endearingly bland actor, is very much out of place here as a very American Robin Hood when he should be sounding British.

Overall this is a very enjoyable film that has made a decent attempt to tell a story that has been told for 800 years in one form or another (with sticking close to the source material) the story of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.

He has neither the presence or the attitude this character requires, and he's always talking in a droning monotone.

Something of a mess, but still pretty entertaining for all that .

But, in the end, the film's kind of a big bore.

Okay, I'll admit that this movie is predictable.

He is the driving force of the film and every scene he's in is truly entertaining.

Worst movie, worst 'actor' ever .

Entertaining and fun, despite its flaws .

As enjoyable and watchable as a film adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood is supposed to be made out to be, this film is woefully underdeveloped and silly!

Other than that Robin Hood is an exciting, tense, magical fairytale, wonderfully photographed, with the right dashes of boyish romance and chivalry just as we would suspect of an american feel-good movie!

A monotonal, 35 year old bloke with '90s blow-dried hair, his character is so bland and demystified, the film has no intrigue.

An excellent movie, I enjoyed it very much.

It's not the best film out there, but it is enjoyable for an evening.

I was so bored, I almost feel asleep.

Watchable And Entertaining .

On this point, it was not Costner's accent which upset, but rather the overt arrogance and nauseating moralism which were accentuated in his otherwise fairly bland reading of the character.

Just as bad is the overall pacing of the film: the total lack of any time passage gets very tedious, everything seems to happen during the same afternoon; the lack of any pace or flow to the narrative makes it feel way too long.

For all my complaints about the story it is still an eminantly enjoyable action film.

The plot is engaging, and the majority of the threads are followed up on, and are interesting.

This film is a very entertaining, funny look at the legend of 'Robin Hood' and his merry men of Sherwood Forest.

It was exciting to watch and it never got boring or worn out.

Good action, rather funny scenes, and an entertaining finish with one of my favorite actors makes for a very memorable time.

It just really makes the story of Robin Hood enjoyable, better than all the rest.

Kevin Costner's Robin Hood has Errol Flynn's Robin Hood looking more like Peter Pan but both are outstanding performances and enjoyable movies in their own right!

4) Robin Hood, who is as dull as dishwater.

Sherwood Forest looks dirty and gloomy instead of inviting and exciting.

Cool and entertaining antagonists in the faces of Alan Rickman and Michael Wincott.

Years later, and it's still enjoyable.

I'm willing to concede that he's no Olivier, but in the action hero mold, he still cut an exciting figure.

Without doubt, the worst movie with the worst so-called 'actor' ever.

The story is pure cliché.

The modern day interpretation of ye olde tale of those fearless folk of the forest going about robbing the rich, and giving to the poor is basically a very enjoyable romp.

Sitting through 2 hours and watching this junk was a complete waste of my precious time.

Worth watching again and is safe for kids 10 and older.

Maybe not how it's supposed to be, but very entertaining anyway.

The battle scenes are very well done, especially the against the Celts, the musical score is engaging and Rickman is perfect as the Sheriff.

The production is lavish, and the set pieces are thrilling and well executed.

The result is a handsome, rousing and romantic adventure story.

Seeing Sean Connery in a cameo was enjoyable enough.

Kevin Costner is a bland problem.

no, actually, just take a few seconds and you'll realize how empty this movie would be if rickman wouldn't be there displaying his wild acting skills, with THE VOICE, Michael wincott as his right hand.

I found myself quite bored during the first half of the film.

It is fun and entertaining and I LIKE IT!

Sure, Costner is not particularly English, but if viewer can get past that, result is a most enjoyable film, with a delightful surprise cameo at the end.

Everything you could ever wish from the great, enjoyable film!


Nobody could have done it better, and he also had the best lines ("Because it's dull, it'll hurt more!

It's an old fashioned romp with some '90's trimmings, and viewed as such is very entertaining.

But as soon as the opening credits end, the film shows its true colors…a dark, dank, gore-laden bore.

The plot is simple but exciting, with plenty of stunts and humour.

Seen today, Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves is a bit of a mess, but fairly entertaining.

the only time i really really laughed during this pretty dull and not to worth seeing film.

This movie had good scenes and boring scenes.

I guess it started with being bored out of my skull with the Bryan Adams song back then (was glad Smells Like Teen Spirit was released!

Yes, I enjoyed it very much.

It's not Errol Flynn, but it's still entertaining and Costner plays the part of the Sherwood Forest savior well, while Rickman is scene stealing as a snarling Sheriff of Nottingham.

He is Excellent at playing bad guys.. i would love to go back to that time.. and hang out with them all.. it would be soo neat.. this movie is great, good acting, lots of action, and a good story to it.. i Highly recommend it to anyone who likes Kevin Costner.. i sure do Love the guy.

"Because it's dull, you twit, it'll hurt more!

But apart from that it's quite entertaining.

The setting of the film was very dull and gloomy.

A fine cast and an entertaining movie.

I cannot understand all the nit picking where this great and entertaining film is concerned.

Oh, and it was hugely enjoyable.

I think this is Kevin Costner's best role (besides Dances With Wolves) I thought it was very entertaining.

Prince of Thieves features some breathtaking money shots, such as that of Robin firing an arrow with an explosion behind him filmed at 300 frames per second; or perhaps my favourite shot in the film, the romantic elevator with the sun in the background splitting the trees.

The film is funny, action packed, touching, romantic, and did I mention, unexpectedly funny?

I thought Robin Hood's moves were very predictable and I grew pretty tired of that goofy smirk of his.

My favorite scene, hard to choose from so many, is the ending battle scene where they discover that Robin Hood is alive and he is there at the castle to save his beloved Marian, it's a great scene that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

It is brilliant, its funny, entertaining and captivating, mainly due to Alan Rickman himself.

On the whole, it is an entertaining film with a good balance between the action and the romance.

worth watching .

But I think that this Robin Hood film is one worth watching if only for the cast.

A romantic, action packed adventure that will make you sigh out loud .

The big battle with the Celts has a lot of swordplay and intense moments.

Perhaps the pacing, was, at times lethargic, and the plot somewhat predictable; the 'epic sword fight conclusion', a cliche in itself, was ultimately a somewhat bathetic affair.

This is one of thoser enjoyable movies that you are going to watch over and over.

Overall this was a very fun and enjoyable addition to the legend.

It is a rousing and entertaining spectacle.

The action scenes are boring, confused and loaded with useless special effects.

For each rousing moment, we get sequences like the exchanges between Robin and Marian in the forest, where we are taken by surprise by how smart and thoughtful some of the dialog actually is.

Sitting through 2 hours and watching this junk was a complete waste of my precious time.

Rickman particularly hams it up, entertaining though he is.

But it is the villains that make this film so utterly enjoyable.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a respectable and entertaining take on the Robin Hood legends, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story.

Highly enjoyable!

All in all, this movie is very entertaining.

While certain elements of the screenplay may be somewhat anachronistic or otherwise questionable, on its own merits the story is an entertaining one that captures the spirit of the character.

The movie was so intense and it kept me guessing on what was going to happen next.

I enjoy this film for what it is: a swashbuckling adventure that doesn't take itself seriously, but I could absolutely see where others would find this movie predictable and over the top.

This film is anything but boring.

If you ignore the anachronisms and the awkward American accents -- or better yet, accept them as part of the comic element to this movie -- it feels just as epic and even more thrilling than Braveheart.

The only Kevin Costner flick worth watching.

Nevertheless, "Prince of Thieves" an entertaining Robin Hood adventure and is iconic of early 90's cinema.

Its ridiculous that this film cuts the part where Robin gives the Sheriff a cut on his cheek, and I can't figure out if it was cut due to some sort of censorship or the editor fell asleep in the cutting room.

The storyline is wonderful, suspenseful, and spellbinding.

Mastroithingy was as dull as unsalted porridge, god only knows why she was cast in this seminal feminist role.

The films score was breathtaking.

I really liked Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves, I found it enjoyable and beautifully filmed.

Entertaining, despite it all .

Despite the contrived cheesiness of the film it is a belter and sure to produce rib-busting laughter in our household.

This movie is extremely entertaining.

Everybody's wearing browns and blacks, which makes the film monochromatic and dull.

" Sheriff: "Because it's dull, you twit, it'll hurt more!

The only thing worth watching in this movie was Alan Rickman - and even his performance didn't convince me entirely because his character, the Sheriff of Nottingham, is written so poorly Rickman didn't get much of a chance to do more out of him as some silly comic.

There are beautiful, breathtaking, and amusing scenes: Robin's father, dressed in his black battle armor on top his black stallion, preparing to battle the 'men in masks'; sweeping shots of the English countryside as Robin and Azeem escape Sir Guy of Gisborn and his soldiers; the bout with quarterstaves across a stream; plenty of flaming arrows flowing through the greenwood along with some exciting fighting; and like Burt Lancaster in "The Flame and the Arrow," who pauses in the middle of a frantic battle to plant a kiss on a kitchen maid, Alan Rickman plants his kiss on Maid Marian in the middle of his frantic duel with Costner...

This film is certainly a lot more fun and entertaining than Russell Crowe's Robin Hood, which, supposedly, was far more historically accurate.

Finally, Michael Kamen provides a rousing score as a backdrop.

Well produced, but kind of a bore .

There are two very good-looking men in the two leading roles, so at least the girls out there get some eye candy while they're being bored to tears.

Prince of Thieves, even with its historical inaccuracies, makes for a very intriguing interpretation of the Robin Hood tale.

The whole thing is far more violent than it needs to be and way too long.

Looking away from that (although hard) and the American accents, it is a greatly entertaining movie that brings a smile to my face anyway: guess it's the boyhood attraction to the legend.

I have always wanted to see the film Alan Rickman was acting in, because it seemed to be totally different (and much more entertaining) than the drivel Costner was in.

Enjoyable, old-fashioned swashbuckler with occasional misjudgements.

That music deserved to be in a much better movie, and it possesses the fun, exciting spirit that the movie itself utterly lacks.

On the other hand, Rickman, Mastrantonio, Freeman, Slater, and others gave outstanding performances and made the movie more entertaining opposite Costner.

You could forgive all the gloom if the story was compelling.

The film has a lot of good action scenes but its also a very boring film.

This movie wasn't great, but it was extremely entertaining, warts and all.

At least Kevin Costner, despite the accent, delivers with an exciting and different look at medieval times and the "Robin Hood" legend.

Robin Hood is boring and far too lengthy, and the only good thing that came out of it was Mel Brooks's spoof.

The stuntwork is spectacular and the score is breathtaking.

This film became an instant classic, is thoroughly entertaining, hilarious, with visual confetti and great action scenes.

The plethora of unforgettable quotes, provided in no small part by Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman, mixed with the well managed action scenes certainly make this an entertaining experience.

Robin Hood's excitable band of accomplices construct the most wondrous tree forts that it's remarkable that they choose to even waste their time giving to the poor.

How many movies from 1991 are still enjoyable?

This is a very, very enjoyable movie.

It's entertaining though with a very good cast.

Far from ideal, but still entertaining in its own right comes this rendition of the beloved and classic adventure tale.

Alan Rickman plays so well as a narcissistic and ambitious Sheriff, with so many great lines, that it is worth watching just for his Bafta winning performance.

Fun, swashbuckling, adventure, exciting action including fencing(if some of the coverage of it could be better), camp, great dialog, etc. I'd say that this does the best job of any of them at conveying the guerrilla war they wage against the authorities.

Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable.

Kevin Costner is very bland and dull in the title role, but Alan Rickman is wildly entertaining and the rest of the cast is pretty great.

Will Scarlett is a tad boring in this, compared to the character and his potential...

The films excellent production values; beautiful cinematography, wonderful period costumes, romantic and uplifting music, inventive storyline and superior cast make for an exciting adventure all around.

Azeem is a more natural and rousing leader than Robin.

Kevin Costner is fine as Robin, if a little bland, and Alan Rickman does his best pantomime villain as the Sheriff.

I cannot begin to express the extent of my rage at this performance, so utterly banal, so utterly insipid.

His Robin of Locksley was bland, cold and downright grouchy.

I found it tedious and tiresome (and at times ridiculous) beyond measure.

The story is a mix of cliché elements of Robin Hood tales and deviations from the formula.

She is dull and pretty poor all round.

Anachronistic and enjoyable to the bone.

I find it fascinating that when the English are cast into American roles in American films they are forced to speak with American accents.

From the first uplifting bars of the film's excellent and award-winning score, to the delightful cameo of Sean Connery as King Richard the Lionheart, the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is consistently entertaining, action-packed, and full of wonderful grungy Medieval realism.

When the Celts attack the camp at the 95-minute mark I always start to lose interest and the rest of the movie is a tedious blur.

I found it boring, dull, and not at all interesting to watch, and I blame Costner.

While still dark by design and slightly gloomy in tone, overall I found it most enjoyable.

Watch the Fox 1991 version (one of the best ever, IMHO), but pass over this, unless you are a Costner fan (and why people are, I have no idea - he seems to be able to play one character, himself, and if it doesn't fit the character he's playing, it becomes wooden and predictable...

") As long as you don't take the movie seriously and you don't expect to be seeing something intelligent, then it's enjoyable.

Saturday, June 29, 1991 - Village DoncasterRobin Hood is a lot slower and more dull second time around.

Exciting and entertaining film is less corny than the Errol Flynn version, and much grittier and more realistic.

Some were brilliant, some were still enjoyable (Million Dollar Baby, Bruce Almighty and Now You See Me) some were not (Take your pick!!

It's a lot of nice nature and landscape, some of the Robin Hood style is there and it's pretty entertaining.

Entertaining In Spite Of Itself .

The sword fighting in the film is clumsy, but some action scenes, such as Robin's river encounter with Little John and an attack on the hideout are exciting.

The more recent 'War of the Worlds' springs instantly to mind as a waste of time.

Sean Connery's cameo as King Richard is fun, but pointless.

This film is full of action and keeps the viewer on the edge of their seats.

As a film in itself it tends to be rather padded and a bit slow in places.

Overall you could do much better - go watch the original Michael Curtiz version (one of the greatest ever and certainly the best Robin Hood film adaptation), the Disney cartoon (aw come on it's entertaining) or the Mel Brooks version.

Somehow I just find this film to be quite dull and plodding and over-long.

He is the only reason this movie was entertaining, and why I recommend watching this film.

From the beautiful scenery and the costumes, to the riveting action sequences and fights.

Alan Rickman's character was thoughtfully acted out, and the most enjoyable to watch.

At the time I really enjoyed it, and today it is still good to watch.

It's cultural value is pretty slim, but the entertaining rate is way up.

The characters were believable, fun and the story was very engaging.

The frivolity of 1990s film making is beginning to show through in the numerous cracks in this film, yet it still manages to be entertaining in spite of Kevin Costner not even attempting a British accent, or any of the other numerous flaws.

The "action" scenes are weak, the plot is ludicrous, and somehow the direction managed to make even Alan Rickman uninteresting.

Rousing and entertaining despite miscast lead .

Really, what a waste of time.

I first saw this movie at the age of about 6 years old and always got too bored to watch to the end.

It's so ponderous and serious that there's no sense of fun to be had.

On one hand, there's the adventure line - Hollywood-styled action sequences, loads of appropriate funny lines, a good amount of unreal-but-acceptable-and-still-enjoyable moments.

Emotionless, but Nontheless Entertaining .

The serious tone at the beginning of the film is particularly enjoyable, preceding as it does the inescapable, inevitable descent into romantic mush.

Kevin Costner, the monotone Southern American, is just about as far from Robin Hood as you can get.

Costner's portrayal is solid and enjoyable.

Yes, it's nonsense, but it's entertaining tosh and I for one was thoroughly enjoying myself while I watched it.

He is so dull!

guy of gisborne and sheriff of Nottingham make this an entertaining movie for guys, and the ladies seem to like them as well.

An extremely enjoyable film with only a few let-downs (SPOILER) .

Whilst also entertaining Lady Marian, the King's cousin, Robin and Azeem train the local villagers to into an army to fight and rise up against the dictatorship of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

" etc) and a fantastic battle scene culminating in a wonderfully drawn out and dramatic death.

All in all, maybe not as good as the Errol Flynn film, but this is actually very enjoyable.