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Michael Collins Reviews

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October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The action, emotion and tension of Michael Collins don't transcend the screen in a way that will engage the uninitiated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
May 6, 2003
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
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The bare facts survive in Jordan's version, but they neither resound nor add up. Instead he has made a listless fusion of Gandhi, Lawrence of Arabia, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
January 1, 2000
The film is crammed with hurried details -- but at the expense of exploring serious ideas or better defining the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2002
Handsome, but curiously cold, considering the emotional heat of Anglo-Irish matters. Fortunately, Liam Neeson commands almost every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Collins, who died at 31, was arguably the key figure in the struggles that led to the separation of Ireland and Britain. He was also, on the basis of this film, a man able to use violence without becoming intoxicated by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
While Michael Collins does distort elements of history, most of the changes and compressions are dramatically effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2005
Neeson's a force of nature in Neil Jordan's near-excellent historical epic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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...
January 1, 2000
Liam Neeson is a big man and plays Collins as a big man, somewhat larger than the people around him. He sweeps into a scene with that large bulk of his and commands it.
Full Review | Original Score: high +2 out of -4..+4
July 18, 2008
Neil Jordan uses very broad and movie-ish strokes to paint his portrait of the busy, eponymous hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2007
Be sure to watch "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" if you watch "Michael Collins"
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A rambling, 138-minute epic that could have easily been cut to 90, and has its good points and its bad -- but the bad really stick out like sore thumbs.
| Original Score: 3/5
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