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Robin Hood (2010)
A lowly archer finds circumstances thrust him into a critical position in defending England from a French invasion… and the selfishness of its own king.
While it’s more interesting than expected, it’s not terribly convincing: A self-confessed “lowly archer” leads a cavalry charge in battle and issues tactics; he conveniently has a father he knew nothing about who had masterminded a new constitution guaranteeing liberty for citizens; the French army uses World War II landing barges (though anachronistic that was, at least, cool). But this is very nearly a Gladiator with mud. It has a similar intriguing mix of politics, action, military tactics and the inspiration of a courageous man who stands up to those misusing their authority and it’s Ridley Scott’s best film since Matchstick Men seven years ago.
This movie contains adult dialogue and violence, inferred sexual violence, animated extreme and gory violence during closing credits (!) and sex scene, nudity.
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.