Here's what the critics have to say about 'Robin Hood', as if you care.

Really, can critics affect how much this Robin raids from the box office? Let's look at the bottom line: 2010's 'Robin Hood' brings together one of the most successful threesomes in Hollywood: Russell Crowe, director Ridley Scott and action. From 'Gladiator' to 'American Gangster', this team has proven to be an audience-magnet (except for 'A Good Year,' Crowe and Scott's wine and brie caper that didn't resonate.)

Crowe's headliner begins in pre-Magna Carta days, not very merry and before Robin Hood's posse put the band together. All you need to know about this Robin: While on horseback, he wields a sword and a hammer. Cate Blanchett co-stars as a formidable Maid Marion.

Consensus is building that this 'Robin' could be too dark and downbeat, but perceptions change over time. Check out 'Robin and Marian', starring Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Snubbed for awards when it was released in 1976, Connery's noble thief, played as a hood feeling his age, is actually quite good.

What few would doubt: This latest retelling of Nottinghamshire's legend is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer season.
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