Reviews for Robin Hood ( 2018 ) 720p

Terrible

By: macdonald2408
Tarpon Egerton did not have the maturity for this role , it was if he was still playing eggsy in the kingsman, and he was supposed to be a high born lord,with that accent , I don't think so.Jamie Dornan would have been a lot better in the role,Really disappointed

Why?

By: amazon-39490
It takes a lot for me to leave the cinema but this film achieved it. From the over the top bow and arrow fights that feel like something out of black hawk down to the bizarre mix of costumes it's just all wrong. I'm really not sure who thought 100 million budget was well spent making this steaming heap of a film.

On the short list of films I have walked out of...

By: CubsandCulture
I had gone to see this film in the hopes that at worst it would be so bad it's good. Unfortunately, it careened past that point about 15 minutes in to it's so bad it's obnoxious. I managed to suffer through about 2/3rds of it before throwing in the towel. I saw nothing in that time that made me want to ever finish the movie.

I think the problem is the film couldn't decide what it wanted to be. A lot of it is super dumb action movie stuff, i.e. MTV style training montage, which can be fun but then the film injects political commentary to make it socially relevant., i.e. Robin is a Crusader and Little Jon is a Muslim. It all ended up being a mismash of tone, style and seriousness that grated on my nerves.

I also must say that the film had some of the laziest plotting in recent memory. At one point a character, and this is why I left, directly stated his nefarious intentions and plan in detail to Robin because one just vouched for Robin.

This film was a waste of time. I am not even made about the 7 bucks in light of the time sink.

Doesn't know what it wants to be.

By: beniteseder
It's not funny, it's not witty, just another rehash of a film done over and over with updated special effects (although some moments are questionable).Don't waste your time unless you want to have your ticket money stolen from you!

Robin Chav and his merry band of hoodies Vs The Evil rich white guys

By: borismk-38942
Robin looks like he's wearing gear bought off of the back of a modern day lorry, but it's okay because we came up with some flashy silly choreography. Of course only by doing what a lady tells him does he save the day from all these horrid wealthy people, and the plot only gets more original from there. It's a crying shame to see Jamie Fox wasted in this tremendous display of indignity, but after Spiderman I guess anything goes for him. This movie was the film manifestation of kicking history in the nuts and running away laughing as if it was a clever idea. All things considered, after Russel Crowe's fiasco we should just've let Robin Hood die, but I guess someone had to try re-animating the corpse so we could create this walking monstrosity

Could have been a good movie

By: confidential-67897
The main problems are the followingThe actors who played maid Marion, fryer tuck and will Scarlett just can't act. The set's look like the Roman Empire and not 10th century England, and the clothing looks like it's just come off a Prada rack. I was expecting someone to pull out an iPhone at one point. It would have been ok if it was filmed as a comedy, but it wasn't.

Oh my god just die

By: bagaran
The amount of political correctness is nauseating. If I could give this a negative review I would. What kind of drugs is the director using that he thought this would be a good idea?

I wanted to like it. I couldn't manage it.

By: valarik564
If anyone reads this, it's likely because you're either reading a bunch of reviews because you can't decide if a ticket is worth it, or you hated it and are reading all the 1 star reviews so you can say "thank you" multiple times when you read a criticism you agree with. If you're the latter, welcome, you're among friends. If you're the former, I'm not going to tell you that you shouldn't see or love this movie, clearly some people do, I'm just going to lay out why I can't.

It's built on clichés and one-liners, and scenes seem to be written around setting that up, if they set it up at all. Even in the credits, next to the actors name and icon, the most dramatic quotes their character had is written next to them. Most of the lines are written to serve the drama as opposed to being substantive or sensible. There's even a scene with a mildly villainous character doing the maniacal laugher ended by angry scream with the dramatic music in the background, and it literally comes out of nowhere. There was no set up for that character doing that, and it made the whole thing feel silly. Imagine a play built only on the soliloquies of Shakespearean tragedies mixed with every cliché about love giving strength in despair, but lacking any real sense of plot or structure. That is this film.

Also, the action sequences are filmed like an over the top modern war movie. There's literally a slo-mo scene where some of the characters are driving away from an explosion. I'm not saying there's no place for that in a period movie, but it was executed lazily and without much thought about how to do that and do justice to the combat of the time period.

Basically this is just a standard subpar action movie with a Robin Hood skin. Splashy effects and dialogue with no effort given to make it cohesive or new or worthwhile. I'm usually the person in a group who's more forgiving of bad movies than others are, but I just can't with this one. I kept trying to enjoy it throughout the movie, and it felt like it was fighting me the whole time.

Worst movie. Ever

By: gavinmochan
There is nothing good that can be said about this movie. Nobody involved could be remotely proud of the work here. The plot, the acting, the costumes, the cgi, just absolutely no positive I could take from it.

Money we will never get back. It looks like the common man has been stole from again - £20 I'll never see again.

I'm no longer a Merry man

Half way and now I'm checking the reviews

By: dipnepgrg
I'm halfway through the movie and don't have a clue what's going on. Should have checked the reviews before I decided to go see it.

"Robin Hood": A Joyless Spectacle of Action and Cliche

By: obiegimmie
Quite possibly the greatest rendition of the classic "Robin Hood" story is the 1938 "Adventures of Robin Hood," starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. The film begins with an initiative, and uses its protagonists to advance the plot methodically. Perhaps most importantly lies the film's self awareness; its delight in relishing a sense of refreshing fun and delight. The classic tale of Robin Hood has always been one best told briskly and with a sense of humor.

If only this film had followed the 1938 template. It starts out with an obvious purpose; to retell the Robin Hood legend in a modern form. This is reinforced through the bizzare steampunk costuming and one out of place scene in which Marion (played by the adequate, but not particularly noticeable Eve Hewson) wears a bedazzaled mermaid gown. Also, the film establishes the romance between Marion and Robin Hood as a key element, and presents her as, essentially, Robin's only motivation for almost the whole of the film. This is not inherently a bad decision, but the movie fails to present their relationship in a compelling or interesting way. There is no reason, no foundation, for us to feel invested in Robin's motivation, and thereby, his origin story.

The effects are borderline amateur. This film does right by incorporating a lot of detailed set pieces, that create a believable environment. On the occassion that green screen is used, however, it reminds you of a 2000's era Star Wars prequel. While the choreography regarding Taron Egerton's Robin Hood and Jamie Foxx's Little John is somewhat competent, the battle sequences are shot nonsensically with no direction or focus.

One thing this film struggles immensely with is character building. As mentioned above, there is no depth to the romance between Robin Hood and Marion. Little John and Robin Hood, despite all the scenes they have together, have no real conversation. I felt that Little John was the only character I even slightly felt for, because he was the only person with a semblance of a backstory.

It was incredibly stupid, convuluted, and cheap. I'm not saying there weren't compelling elements, but ultimately, those were bogged down by the film's idiocy.

2/10

20% (Rotten)

D

Am I missing something!

By: Andywa
I tried to avoid the negative press about this film and went to see it today. Great cast just a really poorly written and directed film. I felt it tried to hard to be a cult film but failed miserably. This should have been an ITV movie!

Bad

By: jack-mccaddon
Usually I don't review things.. this is a Horrible trash movie that I regret paying money for.

If you love unrealistic CGI action and overt political messages, then this is for you.

By: famdo
Just watched this with my son. He liked the archery scenes. My brief recommendation is to wait until this hits RedBox if you must.In short, this is junk food's action movie equivalent. Plot set up and dialog are like a cheap suit.I still can't believe they used the phrase "redistribution of wealth." Also, the are "stealing from the rich to give to the poor." Except, that they are steeling from the "evil" Catholic Church who controlled the "sheriff of Nottingham" who stole all the money from the common people who just took it lying down until they sort of reluctantly joined "Rob".You have to love when the hero never gets hurt. Shot in the leg, no prob. Fall from 60 feet, no prob. Arrow to the heart, no prob, just pull it out.I'd rather have a well written story than cheap CGI action scenes but your 13 y/o may disagree.

Primark clothed, badly staged, legend wrecking, stinker

By: roberteburne
Went to see this today... and it was really bad. A real stinker. They have just 5 sets. The town, the church, a kind of bow and arrow Iraq war, the mine with random flares (what are they mining?) and a place for doing speeches to the peasants. The costume department clearly raided primark and you keep thinking how did a man with one hand get handcuffed twice in this film? And when are Blake's 7 going to turn up to ask for their footwear back. There is a scene with dialogue from most English speaking accents... Irish, Cockney, American, Australian but none of this is meant to be funny. The best bits are the super unrealistic close combat bow and arrow shooting... and then end after the excruciatingly bad "false ending". Help.

Garbage

By: artur-szalak
Utter garbage. Don't bother. Wasted time and money. Disappointed.

This Turkey Came Early For Xmas!

By: martimusross
This turkey came early for Christmas. From start to finish it was a total disaster, I think possibly the worst movie of the year I have seen except for The Hate U Give.

The story was derivative, we had the mines of Mordor, the staging of Game of Thrones. The acting was forced and the script banal.

Now some specifics

Themes- we had austerity, we had child abuse, we had powerful women resisting oppressive men, we had food and clothes being handed out, we had political action, all this is was so contrived.

Styling-all the clothes came from Primark and Friar Tuck had been to Specsavers, and denim was worn thoughtout, a modern setting destroyed this story and it all far to clean.

Music- it was like Gladiator and just as intrusive

Casting- the Lord had an east end accent, Little John was inserted as a token black person. Anyone who was wealthy was a raper of the poor, it just goes on and on.

Please avoid this drivel, why was it made and why did I sit through it, who knows!

Watch the Classic

By: drjgardner
Some films are so good they require that any re-make be superb. The Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood has stood the test of time, and with the possible exception of Robin and Marion, no other film has come close. So too with this re-imagining of the story which takes some unnecessary and unwanted liberties, not to mention the coal mines which weren't in existence at the time of the story. The film has little to recommend it. Go back and watch the original.

A real user review

By: paulspencer-90394
Does anyone remember the Simpson's episode where Homer gets the chance to design a car? Its like every other car, wheels, engine. Dashboard. But it turns out to be a ghastly mess. Well, imagine if he was asked to produce a film. No point going on about its faults as they are numerous. The biggest scandal is that people can throw millions at a film and no one says hang on, this is rubbish. I can't believe anyone would give it over 5.

Horrible

By: thaopham-43361
Horrible script. Horrible acting. No chemistry between characters. Didn't finish. What a joke that they wasted money on creating this piece of crap.