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  • Summary: Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had aErrol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl's fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It all came crashing to an end in October 1959, when events forced the relationship into the open, sparking an avalanche of publicity castigating Beverly and her mother - which only fed Florence's need to stay in the spotlight. [Samuel Goldwyn Films] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Aug 26, 2014
    90
    It's Kline who anchors the movie, swan-diving into Flynn's complexities without making excuses for him.
  2. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Aug 29, 2014
    75
    Dashing, handsome and self-deprecating, Kevin Kline was born to play Errol Flynn.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 28, 2014
    60
    Kline sinks his old smoothie teeth into the part of Flynn, but is careful not to draw blood too easily. The man’s pathetic nature, after all, doesn’t spring from his movies. (Flynn worked right up to his death, in 1959.) It’s deeper than that, but also more shallow. Walking that knife’s edge is a trick. Kline finds exactly the right path.
  4. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Aug 27, 2014
    50
    On the sliding scale of low expectations associated with the “I (may or may not have) slept with a famous person” biopic genre, Robin Hood is more smoothly professional and tolerable than the lowly likes of "My Week With Marilyn" or the JFK-adultery-soap opera "An American Affair."
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Aug 28, 2014
    50
    The story comes to feel mild (and incomplete) in its tempered nostalgia.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 4, 2014
    40
    Kevin Kline makes a terrific Errol Flynn. He just picked the wrong movie to prove it.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Aug 29, 2014
    12
    The problem — and wow, it's a big one — is that none of these actors have material firm enough to shape into a bona fide performance.

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