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Robin Hood

The story of Robin Hood comes to the big screen again, this time in a serious and epic adaptation. So don't expect any green tights here! However, you will find Russell Crow playing the legendary crusader for the rights of the poor, Cate Blanchett in the role of the beautiful Maid Marian, and Matthew Macfadyen carrying out the dastardly deeds of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 148
Theater Release: 14 May 2010
Video Release: 21 Sep 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

An opening quote in the film states, "When the law oppresses people, the outlaw takes his place in history." How do you feel about the definition of "outlaw" in this quote? Do you see an outlaw as someone who fights against an oppressive government or as a criminal? How can you know the difference?

Is he fact or fiction? This British website (http://www.robinhood.ltd.uk) fills you in on all the research. And if you have ever wondered what you can do in Nottingham, they have a tourist website that is happy to provide you with ideas: www.nottinghambreaks.co.uk

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