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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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Director Michael Caton-Jones and everyone else involved in this disaster should be shot for wasting the public's time.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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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.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 19, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director Michael Caton-Jones and Sharp, both Scotsmen, are so caught up in the legend that they don't seem to notice that RR is about as heroic as a hatful of haggis.
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
With its familiar story of bad guys riding roughshod over hapless peasants, it might seem as though Rob Roy would have benefited from the framework of another genre entirely. But then again, probably not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
No more than moderately satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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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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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
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
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
While being the sort of larger-than-life historical heroic adventure that would have starred Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn, it respects itself and its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Cole Smithey
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
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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