ROBIN HOOD – Review by Sarah Ward

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The latest version of Robin Hood takes its cues from modernised medieval epics to give audiences a high-energy dose of action, although nobody will feel particularly richer or poorer for it. Returning the folkloric figure to the big screen for the first time since 2010, this is a new, younger-skewing original story rather than a rehash, with designs on setting up a new franchise. However, while the cast headlined by Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn has genuine appeal and should attract audiences accordingly, the slick epic they’re starring in always feels familiar. Continue reading…

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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward is a freelance film critic and writer. She is the Australian-based critic for Screen International, and writes for ArtsHub, Concrete Playground, Goethe-Institut Australien, SBS, SBS Movies and Flicks Australia. She has also contributed to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Junkee, FilmInk, Birth.Movies.Death, Lumina, Senses of Cinema, Metro Magazine, Screen Education and the World Film Locations book series.