Michael Collins Reviews

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 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.
October 21, 2005
June 29, 2005
June 10, 2004
May 14, 2003
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.
June 18, 2002
Handsome, but curiously cold, considering the emotional heat of Anglo-Irish matters. Fortunately, Liam Neeson commands almost every frame.
January 1, 2000
The film is crammed with hurried details -- but at the expense of exploring serious ideas or better defining the characters.
January 1, 2000
The action, emotion and tension of Michael Collins don't transcend the screen in a way that will engage the uninitiated.
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.