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25% A Long Way Down Jul 11
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92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
53% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

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57% Tyrant: Season 1

Michael Collins Reviews

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Bad history perhaps, but Neeson's performance borders on the brilliant.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

While the film is unflinching in its depiction of the brutality of both the English and the Irish, Jordan pointedly dissociates his hero from any actual ugliness.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

March 28, 2010
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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There are pain and honor in [Neeson's] performance, and they constantly rise up to redeem a film that is less probing, less thoughtful than its director's claims and aspirations for it.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 28, 2010
Todd McCarthy
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Intelligent, enormously accomplished and seriously problematic, Neil Jordan's ambitious account of the activities of arguably the central figure in Ireland's painful, bloody fight for independence from the British Empire has a great deal to offer...

Full Review Source: Variety

January 23, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

Neil Jordan uses very broad and movie-ish strokes to paint his portrait of the busy, eponymous hero.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2008
Cole Smithey

Be sure to watch "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" if you watch "Michael Collins"

| Original Score: 4/5

June 1, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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This is Jordan's most ambitious and satisfying movie -- a thriller with a real sense of scale, pace, menace and moral import.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A bold and rousing historical epic.

| Original Score: 8/10

January 23, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

An intellectually well thought out work that presents the events of those turbulent days in Irish history with clear, vivid reality, from costumes to sets to location.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Scott Weinberg

Neeson's a force of nature in Neil Jordan's near-excellent historical epic.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 3, 2005
Michael Dequina

Instead of being a slow, dull historical drama, it is actually an exciting action drama.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 28, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

A way to relate pivotal events to an audience who probably knows little about the Irish republic's creation.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 1, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Played with great magnetism and triumphant bluster by Liam Neeson, the film's Michael Collins easily lives up to his nickname.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003
Dragan Antulov

Michael Collins is more-or-less accurate, but being accurate and giving a complete picture of the Irish Troubles are two different things.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

May 6, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Mr. Neeson's performance is matched by the finely detailed look and feel of Mr. Jordan's direction, and the melancholy Dublin he has re-created.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/5

October 15, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Makes it clear that it is far easier to be a terrorist than to be an emissary of peace.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 28, 2002
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Handsome, but curiously cold, considering the emotional heat of Anglo-Irish matters. Fortunately, Liam Neeson commands almost every frame.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2002
Joseph McBride
Boxoffice Magazine

Liam Neeson is perfectly cast as the man known to his comrades as "The Big Fellow," a charming ladies' man whose ruthless guerrilla tactics blended with altruism and a fervent love of country.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 5, 2002
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts

Liam Neeson as Collins gives an Oscar-caliber performance as well this Belfast-born man might.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts

April 17, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Liam Neeson was the only man Jordan ever wanted to play this role, and for good reason.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
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