Michael Collins Reviews

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February 1, 2019
Michael Collins really is Irish history told on a bold, sweeping, comprehensible scale; in a sense, it's almost Irish history Hollywoodised.
February 26, 2018
Clearly, this is a subject Jordan cares about passionately, but he hasn't found a form to make us share his passion. Unless you come to Michael Collins with strong feelings about its hero, it's unlikely you will be deeply engaged.
March 3, 2016
[Neeson] is superb as the principled, steely yet romantic action hero of Neil Jordan's film, which has been re-released for the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916.
March 28, 2010
Bad history perhaps, but Neeson's performance borders on the brilliant.
March 28, 2010
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.
March 28, 2010
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.
January 23, 2009
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...
July 18, 2008
Neil Jordan uses very broad and movie-ish strokes to paint his portrait of the busy, eponymous hero.
June 1, 2007
Be sure to watch "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" if you watch "Michael Collins"
June 24, 2006
This is Jordan's most ambitious and satisfying movie -- a thriller with a real sense of scale, pace, menace and moral import.
January 23, 2006
A bold and rousing historical epic.
October 21, 2005
June 29, 2005
May 16, 2005
April 9, 2005
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.
April 3, 2005
Neeson's a force of nature in Neil Jordan's near-excellent historical epic.
December 28, 2004
Instead of being a slow, dull historical drama, it is actually an exciting action drama.
July 1, 2004
A way to relate pivotal events to an audience who probably knows little about the Irish republic's creation.
June 10, 2004
September 2, 2003
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