An undervalued score filled with color and excitement. by Bret Wheadon (January 10, 2002)
Michael Kamen's vibrant score for Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves deserved an Oscar for easily being the most intelligent, exciting piece of an otherwise excruciating film. Filled with bravaura fanfares (The Overture), and romantic melodies filled with rich orchestral colors (Sir Guy of Gisborne and the Escape to Sherwood), it sounds as if Kamen is trying his darndest to write a grand John Williams score -- and succeeding brilliantly. The score varies from traditional action cues to delicate medieval chamber pieces (Little John and the Band in the Forest), and yet never feels disjointed or uneasy in its mix of styles. My advice: miss the film, but get the music. It's wonderful.