• Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Release Date: June 14th, 1991

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 1997

PG-13 |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Nobleman crusader Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and travels back home to England. But upon arrival he discovers his dead father in the ruins of his family estate, killed by the vicious sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). Robin and Azeem join forces with outlaws Little John (Nick Brimble) and Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) to save the kingdom from the sheriff's villainy.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman, Geraldine McEwan, Michael McShane, Brian Blessed

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Friendship, Friend, Quest, Love, Underdog, England, Father, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    To its credit, the film isn't foolhardy enough to challenge the unbeatable Errol Flynn version on its own star-power turf. Gritty in most ways, broadly comic in some, and with a dose of the morbidly supernatural, this is a knowing variation at odds with quaint vintage-Hollywood reverence. [14 June 1991, p.1D]

  • 60

    Not exactly Errol Flynn, but not the embarrassment that was Disney's Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves is a fun popcorn flick take on the centuries-old legend. And hey, it does have a great cameo by a former Robin Hood as the best King Richard ever. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Kevin Costner's Robin Hood is big, sometimes exciting, funny in places and occasionally stupid, but it doesn't disappoint. [14 June 1991, p.E1]

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)