Rob Roy (1995)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
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The 18th century Scottish legend of Robert Roy MacGregor comes to life in this stylish adaptation of the swashbuckling novel by Sir Walter Scott. Liam Neeson stars as the title character, a cattle drover and proud head of a Highlands clan who takes a one thousand pound loan from the royal Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) in order to make a profit on some livestock that will keep his struggling people alive through the coming winter. One of the Marquis' henchmen, wily expert swordsman Archibald
Apr 7, 1995 Wide
Aug 27, 1997
MGM Home Entertainment
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Rob Roy has its diversions, but they are unfortunately outweighed by some heavy baggage that contains not enough of substance.
Neeson makes a less dashing action hero than did Day-Lewis, but he brings enough gravitas to his role to endow his love for his wife Mary (Lange) and his conflict with Cunningham with real emotional punch.
Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars.
With such a cast and the setting of the Highlands, plus a story with a gold mine of dramatic potential, it is a puzzle why Rob Roy is so uninvolving.
You always know where it's going even as it meanders for two and a half hours getting there.
Where Braveheart was a guts-and-glory battlefield hymn to fortitude, Rob Roy is a more personal, more intelligent, and more wrenching exploration of honor, honesty, and loyalty.
Rob Roy benefits from a smart script and fine performances by art house regulars Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz, as well as Hollywood stars Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange.
This historical epic is slightly anachronistic, but the acting of Liam Neeson in the lead and especially Tim Roth as the villain is excellent.
In their devotion, fiery love scenes, and mutual respect, Neeson and Lange have made marriage more appealing and admirable than any movie has in years.
Good movie, great sword fights
Contains one of the best cinematic swordfights ever. Incredible flick.
Splendid performances, smashing action
A fine translation of the Scottish legend, infinitely superior to the ham-handed Braveheart.
Fine and fetching swashbuckling drama with equal doses of heroism and love.
You know you're in whole mess of trouble when the villains turn out to be more interesting than the hero.
Neeson simply has no spark here. He is good and honest and honorable until your face turns blue. He's just no fun.
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- Montrose: [to Cunningham] One must never underestimate the healing power of hatred.
- Rob Roy MacGregor: Do you know how fine you are to me, Mary MacGregor?
- Killearn: Would you like me to take your chamberpot?
- Cunningham: ...
- Killearn: I know many a Scotsman who would be glad of this on a cold morning; it's almost pure spirit, and I'm no judge of a pint of pish.
- Betty: But I love you, Archie!
- Cunningham: Love is a dunghill, Betty, and I am but a cock who climbs upon it to crow.
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