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The Adventures of Robin Hood

1938
Romance
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1h 42m
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Rated 10 Sep 2008
100
99th
The definitive Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland film, and one of the greatest adventure films ever. Nothing beats the pure excitement of this Technicolor gem.
Rated 10 May 2008
85
86th
Great action movie that holds up after 70 years. I don't know if it's been restored or not, but the color on the DVD copy was great, especially for being one of the first major color films.
Rated 17 Mar 2009
90
96th
It's a pity that the poster is in black and white because this must be one of the first movies in beautiful colors. Great adventure and a beautiful old movie with superstar Errol Flynn. Robin Hood is a legend and many children will like it too. I've read that this movie had cost 2 million dollar in 1938.
Rated 31 Aug 2008
95
99th
The longer I live and the more films I watch, the more I see that the energetic, care free style that was achieved in this film will probably never be matched, making it one of the greatest films of all time.
Rated 01 Aug 2013
85
75th
Pretty fun with some great action sequences, especially Robin and Sir Guy's swordfight. It's a little thin and flighty for the most part, but it's a better fit than the dourness of Costner's rendition. Flynn is a ton of fun.
Rated 01 Jan 2017
90
94th
For whatever reason I am sometimes surprised when old movies such as this one are so fun and full of energy. Errol Flynn is fantastic as the ultra charismatic Robin Hood. The action scenes are sometimes silly but quite fun, the humor is effective and persistent, and the pacing is top notch. My only regret is that I put off watching it for so long.
Rated 13 May 2009
5
81st
You've got to be missing something vital to not get caught up in this on some level.
Rated 16 Nov 2013
85
89th
Oh shit, Maid Marian is alive!
Rated 25 Nov 2013
90
97th
Rewatch. It's a real shame that in 75 years, no one has made an action movie as good looking and unbelievably fun as this.
Rated 29 Nov 2011
78
78th
I love to watch a movie like this just to get a feel for the era. Look at the poster, how "technicolor" is written in rainbow letters. Color movies were a big deal in the 30s, and this movie sure as hell knows it. Everyone wears brightly colored clothes, there are lots of sunny outdoor environments, and it's never really dark. Of course, that's just one little aspect of this huge movie, perhaps the definitive Robin Hood film.
Rated 18 Nov 2011
61
42nd
You have to hand it to Errol Flynn: he knows how to hit another man's sword.
Rated 22 Aug 2010
90
90th
Everything you've heard about Errol Flynn being one of Hollywood's most charismatic icons hold true, and the brilliant technicolor productions would fool anyone about when this was made; it's timeless because of that. Having watched (and loved) Mel Brooks' "Men in Tights" parody a dozen times prior to watching this made the experience ever more enjoyable; it would make for a very entertaining double bill, as I believe they mutually enhance each other.
Rated 09 Feb 2010
88
95th
A tremendous swashbuckler, filled to the brim with action and beautiful, vibrant, colored sets. A classic story familiar to all, told with Errol Flynn doing what he does best.
Rated 21 Nov 2015
72
77th
If someone told me this film was made in 1983 instead of 1938, then I'd have believed that person.
Rated 14 Jun 2010
5
44th
The script is really hammy and cheesy but the action is entertaining and enjoyable to watch. It's just when they talk you really want to hit fast forward, some really stupid dialogue. I also give it some points for Claude Rains' hair cut because it looks so hilariously terrible. It has some cool stunts but I can't ever imagine wanting to see this again.
Rated 19 Jan 2014
91
96th
Tremendously entertaining fun, and a very well-made movie. Everything--adventure, romance, evil-doers, humor, sword fights--is in perfect balance, and the movie flows seamlessly from beginning to end without a dull moment ever. The actors REALLY know what they're doing, and the writing is excellent. Okay, perhaps it's not high art, but it's extraordinarily good nonetheless. And Korngold's score is perhaps the greatest score to ever grace a movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
7
84th
A pivotal film in the evolution of the swashbuckling adventure. The climactic duel is the granddaddy of Westley and Inigo's duel in The Princess Bride.
Rated 05 Jan 2014
100
95th
The iconic Robin Hood film and the best Errol Flynn film, if you're at all into movies, you must see this film, it's worth it.
Rated 09 Apr 2013
74
54th
The action scenes and Technicolor photography are fantastic, and it's always nice to see Una O'Connor. It's a whole lot of fun, but I think decades of watching and loving Robin Hood Daffy has kind of dampened its potential impact on me. Yoiks and awaaaay
Rated 23 Aug 2008
39
97th
Errol Flynn's portrayal of Robin Hood had all the charm and humor of Cary Elwes's Robin Hood: Men in Tights; it was as dramatic as Russel Crowe's Robin Hood; and nothing like Kevin Costner's failed Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn is the definitive Robin Hood and everything since is is a knock off!
Rated 02 Mar 2012
98
95th
Probably the definitive swashbuckler; a wonderfully spirited version of the Robin Hood legend, embellished by charismatic performances from every member of its formidable cast; Rains and De Havilland both especially good and incomporable Flynn is unforgettable in the lead. Staggeringly beautiful technicolour cinematography and a boisterous score are icing on the cake of a truly wonderous film, which hasn't dated or aged a bit.
Rated 16 Oct 2014
100
90th
Wonderful cinema. Swashbuckling adventure/romance at its finest. It hasn't aged a day, and feels fresh, exciting and entertaining even in 2014. You could have told me it was several decades younger and I would have easily believed it. The cinematography is absolutely top notch, as are the costumes and sets. Errol Flynn is a fantastic lead without whom this wouldn't have worked as well.
Rated 27 Dec 2010
87
75th
Great color, great von Korngold musical score, really cool sword fights. And Flynn has never been better.
Rated 07 Feb 2016
10
96th
King worship notwithstanding, this movie is pretty gangster. Robin Hood runs circles around Prince John and his imps, twirling his shiny sword, shooting arrows straight into their traitorous hearts, all while wearing bright-green tights with zero fucks given.
Rated 10 Nov 2015
90
96th
Ebullient and colourful; extraordinarily fun to watch.
Rated 25 Jun 2020
80
80th
I was genuinely surprised at how invested I got into this because the story of Robin Hood is something I've heard so many times before and it's a movie from 1938. This speaks to how well it was made, specifically how fun the action is.
Rated 29 Aug 2007
100
97th
The quintessential Errol Flynn film, Robin Hood shows the studio system to best advantage, with a perfect melding of cast, production values, musical score, director - I defy you to watch this film and not want to get some green tights and head for the woods.
Rated 29 May 2009
90
92nd
Errol Flynn is the perfect Robin Hood. It's funny, exciting, and has a great soundtrack. The costumes are kind of ridiculous though - where did they get the silver and gold trimming, exactly? Not exactly a stealthy option for a band of outlaws.
Rated 08 Mar 2014
90
99th
SWASHBUCKLE-TASTIC!!!!
Rated 06 Apr 2012
94
97th
The greatest Robin Hood film ever! Flynn never disappoints, and he never lets the bad guys get a leg up on him!
Rated 12 Apr 2015
80
80th
The granddaddy of all swashbucklers, Curtiz's classic is without doubt the definitive cinematic Robin Hood, with its lush cinematography, colourful costumes and charming performances making for a whimsical adventure of the highest order. The swordplay is just magnificent.
Rated 09 Dec 2014
69
89th
Thoroughly enjoyable! Lovable characters, exciting but concise action, and beautiful, precise dialogue. Errol Flynn is a wonderful lead. Beautiful sets too!
Rated 24 Feb 2015
65
54th
I've never been super into the character of Robin Hood, but this was a fun and impressive film for its time. It looks fantastic, especially being over 75 years old now. There were a couple of instances of decent stunt work, but overall, the violence is still a little too cartoony for me. Errol Flynn was quite charming, too. It's cheesy and old-fashioned, but a good piece of film history.
Rated 29 Dec 2011
60
72nd
Great sets, great costumes (except Robin Hood's), great color, and plenty of swashbuckling adventures! I would have rated it higher but it's not really my sort of movie. Too much camp and the escapades are for a younger (or earlier) generation. I know Robin was dressed as expected, but I found it distrubing to see him prancing through the woods looking like Tinkerbell. All the same, I'll be watching it again for the sets and the costumes!
Rated 13 Feb 2008
88
69th
Admittedly cheesey at times, this pure swashbuckler flick achieves exactly what it sets out to--be a good guy vs. bad guy popcorn adventure flick.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
83
77th
Everything about this is hammy and cheesy but in the funnest, most innocent way possible. Flynn brings the perfect charismatic bravado to the character, and the bright sunny technicolor is a joy to look at. This honestly feels like the definitive telling of the legend, and I don't understand why anyone would try to re-adapt it. All later adaptations feel unnecessary and lesser to this one.
Rated 01 Jan 2022
73
57th
Bit of fun. Has some flair to it, but to a modern sensibility feels quite hammy.
Rated 09 Apr 2009
100
93rd
A splendid adventure story, rousingly operatic in treatment, with dashing action highlights, fine comedy balance, and incisive acting all around. Historically notable for its use of early three-color Technicolor; also for convincingly recreating Britain in California.
Rated 21 Mar 2018
100
98th
Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen.
Rated 07 May 2015
54
63rd
Glorious colour and dash - but cartoonish plot by modern standard.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
54th
An uplifting bit of fun, but I can't imagine wanting to see it again.
Rated 13 Dec 2012
85
67th
It's always great when you watch something out of some weird sense of obligation and end up loving it.
Rated 17 Feb 2018
50
10th
Lady Marian Fitzswalter: "Why, you speak treason!" Robin Hood: "Fluently."
Rated 05 Sep 2018
2
0th
One of the most popular of all adventure films-stirring for children and intensely nostalgic for adults. As Robin, Errol Flynn slings a deer across his shoulders with exuberant aplomb; he achieves a mixture of daring and self-mockery, like that of Fairbanks, in the 20s. The film gives the legend a light, satirical edge
Rated 13 Jun 2020
3
45th
I thought Robin Hood was supposed to steal from the rich and give to the poor, not steal from the rich and donate to the king's GoFundMe. Oh well, as a Hollywoodland factory crowd-pleaser, this is basically fine. The color, costuming, and sets are extravagant, and it has an amusing sense of humor, though I do find Flynn, de Havilland, and the weird crown worship all to be a bit tiring.
Rated 10 Mar 2019
97
96th
97.00
Rated 29 Mar 2020
90
76th
Fun a colourful movie.
Rated 04 Apr 2020
80
78th
Enjoyable movie from the past that still seems fresh. Eye-popping color, which made me wonder if there were any green tights left in Sherwood Forest. Yeah, the plot's a little thin, and there's no way Flynn isn't getting the girl, but it sure feels like everyone in the cast is having a great time with this one.
Rated 04 Nov 2020
65
65th
This is a lot of fun, in particular the action sequences (the sword fights are magnificent). The final duel between Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborn is wonderfully dynamic. Flynn strikes a perfect balance between smugness and chivalry, with Rathbone the epitome of callousness. de Havilland is a very suitable counterpoint to Flynn's big on screen presence.
Rated 30 Jan 2021
85
66th
Korngold was the GOAT.
Rated 08 Jan 2022
75
64th
It's of it's time but decent fun. Bit too much "ha-Ha-HAH!" that's hard to take seriously but the sword fencing is good.
Rated 30 Aug 2022
95
91st
Errol Flynn, aka my first film love
Rated 02 Nov 2023
100
96th
This is cinematic perfection. In the 85 years since this film was released, there have been many film versions of the Robin Hood story, but not a one of them comes close to matching this.
Rated 01 Mar 2024
95
86th
Probably the definitive take on the legend, was copied, imitated and parodied so that's got to be the truth.
Rated 24 Apr 2008
100
98th
One of my favourite romantic swashbucklers with Errol Flynn (drool), Olivia De Havilland, and Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone as the wonderful villains. An early Technicolor film with sumptuous colours in costume & background. Then there's Erich Wolfgang Korngold's unforgettable score. Full of witty quips, swordplay & galloping horses. It's a romantic legend that has survived because it's about fighting for freedom & resisting oppression.
Rated 10 Apr 2015
80
77th
Fun and energetic with bright colors. Quick dialogue, sometimes witty sometimes cheesy.
Rated 30 May 2009
80
67th
THE Robin Hood! The colour is sometimes a little bit too extreme compared to films of today and the costumes are the best inspiration for every parody. But it is simply very enjoyable to watch Errol Flynn.
Rated 03 Jan 2007
85
78th
As aventuras de Robin Hood estreava há 85 anos em New York. Gosto da versão do Scott (a única que vi no cinema), gosto do Sheriff do Alan Rickman da Sessão da Tarde, mas a minha versão favorita ainda é essa, não dá para concorrer com o carisma desse elencaço e por fim não dá para concorrer com os filmes da Havilland-Flynn dirigidos pelo Curtiz. Vi uma vez e depois revi com os comentários em áudio. Coleção Folha Clássicos do Cinema.
Rated 01 Mar 2008
78
64th
# 441
Rated 05 Mar 2009
100
91st
The quintessential swashbuckler! The superb Technicolor film is overflowing with breathtaking adventures in Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle.
Rated 25 Apr 2010
75
39th
+ Good: Errol Flynn seems to really enjoy his role, has natural charisma in it, has great one-liners; - Bad: Too cheesy, acting is overdramatic
Rated 12 Sep 2011
88
59th
A Classic Movie. I grew up with it as a child and I can't think of a better way to grow up.
Rated 01 Dec 2009
91
88th
A true classic with Errol Flynn in his best role ever! The spirit of the film and the potrayal of the characters is old Hollywood at it's best.
Rated 26 Aug 2012
75
57th
This isn't history, and don't look for any kind of peasants' revolt in this gloss on Olde England. This Robin Hood is as much of a monarchist as the David O. Selznick who wept when that other "David", Edward VIII, abdicated. Enough. In Hollywood, history is just a matter of his story. And I'm not sure if this kind of thing was ever done better. The score is not just the perfect accompaniment to this adventure; it is its bloodstream. When people bleed in this film, they bleed music.
Rated 08 Nov 2014
85
74th
Utrolig morsom og engasjerende film om Robin Hood. Har såklart sett dette tusen ganger før, men Errol Flynn gjør rollen så bra at det ikke var noe problem å se det igjen. Ser overraskende moderne ut til å være spilt inn i 1938, og tempoet er i tillegg langt raskere enn mange andre filmer fra denne tiden. Overrasket meg stort at samme fyren også står bak Casablanca.
Rated 15 Nov 2014
65
86th
Loved this movie as a kid, watching it now as an adult I found it very hokey. It's like watching a cartoon made for children.
Rated 10 Sep 2009
74
61st
Very colorful.
Rated 30 Nov 2011
78
56th
#434
Rated 20 May 2012
70
42nd
Aslan Yürekli Richard, Robin Hood, Orman, İhanet, Krala ihanet, Ok, okçuluk yarisi, orta cag, Norman, Sakson, sarayli kizi ayartmak, renkli, ingiltere
Rated 19 Dec 2008
77
54th
464
Rated 28 Jan 2009
55
83rd
Den Robin Hood
Rated 01 Jan 2011
90
91st
Excellent
Rated 09 Jun 2010
85
75th
Prepare to have your swash well and truly buckled. Outrageously camp in one moment and occasionally genuinely poinient. Characatures a plenty and none the worse for that. Think Flash Gordon crossed with Merlin and you're in the right area. Quick paced with some impressive stunts for the time. Look out for the snippets to which Cosner's Robin paid homage.
Rated 19 May 2016
93
90th
I guess this story is loosely based on some possible history but we want to believe it anyway (despite all those guys in tights). Injustice righted with some great dueling scenes. Costumes are wonderful and the lush sets are grand! The chemistry between Errol Flynn as Robin Hood and co star Olivia DeHaviland as Maid Marion was actually real but not pursued off set as Mr. Flynn was married and Miss DeHaviland was not a home wrecker.
Rated 02 Jun 2009
90
88th
The definitive Hollywood Robin Hood. Errol Flynn is very charming and the movie doesn't really have any lulls.
Rated 16 Jun 2011
100
97th
Amazing movie in every way! I finally just saw it for the first time.
Rated 10 Mar 2012
80
81st
watched: 2012, 2024
Rated 05 Apr 2010
85
88th
Robin Hood was often adapted to film, but this one is the best among the ones I've seen. Besides being one of the best adventure movies ever made and be incredibly of the 1938.
Rated 18 Feb 2009
5
93rd
"...classic historical adventure."
Rated 12 Oct 2014
100
99th
Pure and unadulterated happiness.
Rated 21 Jul 2009
75
48th
Colorful, fun and exciting, but there just isn't enough meat on its bones for me to really love it. Errol Flynn is pretty great though.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
60
62nd
Classic adventure with the legendary Errol Flynn.
Rated 01 Jul 2012
90
99th
Pure unadulterated fun
Rated 14 Jan 2010
76
52nd
488
Rated 26 Feb 2017
3
41st
De har verkligen kondenserat historien i den här filmversionen och gjort Robin totalt ofarlig och klämkäckt god. Errol Flynn är väldigt manerad och de Havilland docksöt. Men trots detta är den periodvis ganska underhållande på ett ganska "cheezy" sätt. @BRYANT PARK
Rated 31 Mar 2007
100
95th
One of the most Hollywood and one of the most fun movies ever produced. Absolutely irresistible

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