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Rob Roy Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
Rob Roy has its diversions, but they are unfortunately outweighed by some heavy baggage that contains not enough of substance.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
This historical epic is slightly anachronistic, but the acting of Liam Neeson in the lead and especially Tim Roth as the villain is excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
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.
| Original Score: A-
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
The best HEAVY sword fight sequence ever filmed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 26, 2003
Good movie, great sword fights
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
November 7, 2003
Contains one of the best cinematic swordfights ever. Incredible flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 15, 2003
Splendid performances, smashing action
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
A fine translation of the Scottish legend, infinitely superior to the ham-handed Braveheart.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Fine and fetching swashbuckling drama with equal doses of heroism and love.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
You always know where it's going even as it meanders for two and a half hours getting there.
Andrew Howe
April 2, 2001
You know you're in whole mess of trouble when the villains turn out to be more interesting than the hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
No more than moderately satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
As embodied by Liam Neeson, Rob Roy is a tremendous protagonist -- a naive man whose belief in honor and whose love for a woman, family, and clan make him a figure to cheer for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Strange. I thought I had seen enough sword fights in movies to last a lifetime, but I was wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If you're in a forgiving, campy frame of mind (which I must have been the night I saw this), there's cheap pleasure to be gained from the experience.
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