The Last of Robin Hood

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Kevin Kline stars as Errol Flynn, one of Hollywood's greatest leading men: a lusty and vivacious actor who lived a swashbuckling life of glamour and scandal on and off the screen. But few remember the icon's last May-December romance that shocked a nation. The Last of Robin Hood is a sensational look at Hollywood's golden age and the desire for fame and acceptance.
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  1. 1. The Last Robin Hood
    September 30, 2018
    1 h 28 min
    English [CC]
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    In October 1959, when actor Errol Flynn died of a heart attack at the age of fifty, his reputation as a legendary rou was already entrenched in the mind of a scandal-loving public.

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S. J. VolkReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
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Kevin Kline is a fine actor, and he does bear a striking resemblance to Errol Flynn. But this movie was a total waste of time and talent, and a grave disservice to Mr. Flynn's memory. This movie is not Errol Flynn's legacy or how he should be remembered. This production profits from and panders to the lowest form of people's morbid curiosity. And trying to drag Errol's heroic character of Robin Hood down into the grave along with his corpse was an inexcusable act of greed, stupidity and ignorance. Viva Flynn!!! Viva Robin Hood!!!

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Antony SteeleReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsInteresting Snap Shot on the life of Flynn
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I thought this was an OK movie, but I have to admit, that Kevin Kline was a better Errol Flynn than Errol Flynn. This had to be one of Kline's top performances, and I was just stunned at how good he was in this. To be fair, I thought all of the acting was excellent, and Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning both were terrific. It was just that the story was kind of depressing overall, even if very close to reality. I did not think it a waste of time, but do not expect a happy ending.
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Booklist PrincessReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
3.0 out of 5 starsPrepare to be bored
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Although Kline made a valient effort portraying Flynn ,the rest of the cast looked like they were at a script reading.
How Sarandon,a major actress,managed to appear so detached is perhaps the best that can be said about her.Dakota Fanning seemed to be sleep walking but if she was playing Aadland as completely clueless she really was spot on.
I had anticipated something different but have to put this film at #2 on my worst list,right behind Cuban Rebel Girls.
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GS MORRISReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2016
2.0 out of 5 starsNothing Risked, Nothing Gained.
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When the subject is someone as out-sized as Errol Flynn -- a certain amount of theatricality is called for, but in this film denied. Even though Robin Hood, Captain Blood, and The Sea Hawk were heroes of mine, and Flynn himself had certain undeniable qualities (humor, charisma, good looks, intelligence, and a certain machismo), in the end Flynn was as corrupt and morally bankrupt as Dorian Gray. With the exception of Sarandon, the actors play their parts with all the intensity of a reality TV show cast -- Fanning is as bland and uninteresting as one might expect a 16 year old to be in the company of more sophisticated adults, Kline portrays Flynn as old and as tired as any ordinary, aging, shop-worn country club Lothario. The problem is Kline and Dakota are too real, too ordinary, too under-sized to be of much interest. Kline's Flynn is neither appallingly grotesque nor charismatic, while Dakota's Beverly Aadland is anybody's willful teen-age daughter. The problem is not with the actors but with the uninspired script, and workmanlike direction. There is conversation, but no dialogue; storms but no lightning. Sarandon alone rises a bit above this and succeeds in giving us a lively character, interesting in her own right despite the material she has to work with. All in all, a talented cast wasted in a plausible but uninspired effort.
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christopherReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars... a kid growing up in the 1950s I was amazed by Errol Flynn's exploits on the old black and ...
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As a kid growing up in the 1950s I was amazed by Errol Flynn's exploits on the old black and white TV screens. When I first saw Kevin Kline in "Sophie's Choice" I thought he looked just like Errol Flynn. Now he looks like the old washed up Errol. Susan Sarandon, even though I hate her politics, is a beautiful lady and a talented actress, both she and Dakota Fanning were great. It had a TV movie feel, but it was a pretty good TV movie.
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The Peripatetic ReaderReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsUnpretentious But Effective
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This film makes no pretension of being a block-buster. This movie however speaks volumes.
The story expertly weaves four individual stories about three desperate people:

In the first, Dakota Fanning plays the impetuous if somewhat naive Beverly Aadland, chorus line performer and aspiring actress, Errol Flynn’s last serious love interest.

In the second story, Susan Sarandon plays her mother, Florence Aadland, the mother, who grooms her daughter to live out the dreams of her own derailed acting career.

Last, but not least, there is Kevin Kline, who plays a very world-weary, once great but now-a has-been Hollywood actor, Errol Flynn.

The fourth story is the heart of this movie. In this story, each of these persons use the other to meet their respective needs and get what they want.

Rather than present these stories in separate vignettes, the story unfolds as a series of flashbacks, one intertwined with the other, as told by the mother to her ghost writer writing a book her daughter does not want told. The result is a very satisfying movie.

The performances are fantastic!

If Dakota Fanning’s performance is lackluster, it is for a reason. In life, Beverly Aadland was a mediocre, at best, performer, with average skills. Dakota Fanning very convincingly displays that mediocrity.

Susan Sarandon is great as a boozy, doting, mother out to make her daughter the success in Hollywood she never was.

Kevin Kline? What can you say about his performance — he is spot on as Errol Flynn. He looks like Errol Flynn, he acts and speaks like Errol Flynn. His demeanor reeks of the burned out actor, someone who squandered what little real talent he possessed on alcohol, women, drugs, escapades, and anything else that crossed his path. It is a five-star performance.

This is ultimately a very sad movie for all these reasons, but one which should not be missed.
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Commodor P. BarrettReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsScandalous but endearing.
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To get right to the point, and in spite of the somewhat scandalous nature, I loved this movie. The cast is simply awesome! Love him or hate him, the main character is a Hollywood icon. The story is thankfully more focused on being endearing and fascinating than simply highlighting the flaws of the real life characters. Much more enjoyable than expected (even taking into consideration my admiration for the cast). I realize this won't be everyone's cup of tea but I have to give this 5 stars.
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Mark SmithReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
2.0 out of 5 starsDisappointing
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Kevin Kline bears a striking resemblance to the real Flynn. However, the story wasn’t strong enough for my tastes. I was expecting more grittier details.
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