The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • UR
  • 1h 42m
  • 1938
Certified Fresh100%
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Errol Flynn stars in the swashbuckling role that made him a star as the legendary hero Robin Hood, fighting to rid England of the tyranny of Prince John while trying to win the love of the beautiful Maid Marian in the classic, The Adventures of Robin Hood. When King Richard the Lion Heart (Ian Hunter) leaves to fight in the Crusades, the evil Prince John (Claude Rains) plots with the help of the Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) to usurp the throne. Now, only Sir Robin of Locksley (Flynn), who earns the title of Robin Hood, stands with a daring band of Merry Men to defend the realm, its people and his King.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh100%
Critics Consensus: Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen.
TIME Magazine

If prankish Fairbanks was a man's Robin Hood, handsome, romantic Flynn performs for everybody else...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

It is cinematic pageantry at its best, a highly imaginative telling of folklore in all the hues of...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Don Druker

Movies like this are beyond criticism.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

One of the few great adventure movies that you can pretend you are treating the kids to when you a...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 movie starring Errol Flynn as the legendary medieval hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Though there's little sexuality and no foul language, there's a lot of old-fashioned violence. Although there's no blood, lots of characters are hanged, skewered with swords and arrows, and generally attacked. Overall, this is a classic and as fine a representation as any "swashbuckling" Errol Flynn movie.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:May 14, 1938
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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