Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Initially conceived as a theatrical feature, but originally aired on television in the United States, Robin Hood puts slight, but effective, twists on the legendary tale. Starring Patrick Bergin in the title role, the film follows Robin and his group of bandits as they fight Prince John and save Maid Marion (Uma Thurman). This version is a little grittier than both Errol Flynn's classic movie or the contemporary extravaganza starring Kevin Costner, since Bergin is quite down-to-earth and Thurman makes Marion into a brat, not a helpless maiden. However, these qualities and the stately photography make the film quite entertaining, and it easily equals Costner's version, even if it can't match Flynn's timeless movie.
against-all-odds, archery, bad-guy, battle [war], damsel-in-distress, forest, good-guy, legend [fable], medieval, oppression, outlaw [Western], rebel, robbery, romance, sheriff, swashbuckler