Robin and the 7 Hoods


Action / Comedy / Crime / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright70%
IMDb Rating6.4105293

musicalgangsterprohibition era

Plot summary

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Peter Falk Photo
Peter Falk as Guy Gisborne
Frank Sinatra Photo
Frank Sinatra as Robbo
Barbara Rush Photo
Barbara Rush as Marian
Dean Martin Photo
Dean Martin as John
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1.11 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 3 min
P/S 1 / 3
2.05 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 3 min
P/S 4 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle6 / 10

not enough fun

It's the prohibition era in Chicago. Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk) with the help of the Sheriff takes over after assassinating Big Jim. Robbo (Frank Sinatra) was Big Jim's friend and refuses to go along. Will (Sammy Davis Jr.) is Robbo's right hand man in the north side. Pool hustler John (Dean Martin) is new in town and Allen A. Dale (Bing Crosby) is the director of an orphanage for boys. Gisborne starts a war with Robbo. Marian (Barbara Rush) is Big Jim's secret daughter and tries to hire Robbo to avenge his father's murder.

This film is more notable for what happened behind the scenes. The music is old fashion Rat Pack. It's great for fans of their style but none of it is really catchy. There is little energy and considering the circumstances, it's perfectly understandable. The camera style is rather pedestrian and the whole movie lacks pace.

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David7 / 10

Sinatra sings "My Kind of Town," and Sammy Davis Jr. interprets the peculiar 'Machine Gun' dance scene

After an emotional rendition of 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow' number one gangster, Big Jim, is shot dead at his own birthday party, and Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk) takes over the mob…

Robbo (Frank Sinatra),a rival gangster, warns Gisborne to stay out of the North Side… John (Dean Martin),a minor hood from Indiana, joins Robbo's gang just before Robbo and Gisborne destroy each other's nightclubs… Robbo rebuilds, outfitting his new gambling hall so that it becomes a new little modern casino at the touch of a button…

Marian (Barbara Rush),Big Jim's daughter, gives Robbo $50 grand to kill her father's murderers, but he orders Will (Sammy Davis, Jr.),his aide, to donate the money to an orphanage… Allan A. Dale (Bing Crosby),who runs the institution, crowns Robbo as a modern-day Robin Hood…

The action takes place in the gangland Chicago of 1928 instead of Sherwood Forest… Amusing ideas abounded… The best being a brief appearance by Edward G. Robinson as the chief hood who is shot by the mob just few seconds in the film…

Don't miss the formidable dance number "Style" performed and sung by Sinatra, Martin, and Crosby

Reviewed by MartinHafer3 / 10

Lightweight...and after a while a bit tedious.

One of the more pleasant surprises I had watching movies was watching "Oceans Eleven" with the Rat Pack plus several others. I had just assumed it was a vanity project and nothing more. To my surprise, it was a heck of a good film with a heck of a good story. Because of this, I was much more inclined to watch a film by these folks in the future...and sadly, I saw "Robin and the 7 Hoods" next...a rather dull little film that seemed to go on and on and on!

One of the big reasons I wasn't so taken by "Robin" was that it was a musical and never at all took itself seriously...very much unlike "Oceans Eleven". To me, "Oceans Eleven" was entertaining to the audience..."Robin and the 7 Hoods" was mostly entertaining to Robin and his 7 hoods! In other words, these old friends may have enjoyed getting back together but that alone isn't the reason to make a film.

Perhaps some of my boredom with this movie is that I am not a huge Rat Pack fan. I don't have an overwhelming need to see Dean, Frank and to get my attention they need a film that would excite anyone, not just devoted fans. And, sadly, it's just for the devoted fans...period.

While I must admit some of the songs were nice, the story just seemed very lightweight and skippable. And, many times the film seemed to come to a dramatic climax...yet it then continued. I call this poor writing and these actors deserved better.

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