Michael Collins Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Played with great magnetism and triumphant bluster by Liam Neeson, the film's Michael Collins easily lives up to his nickname.
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.
November 7, 2002
October 15, 2002
Mr. Neeson's performance is matched by the finely detailed look and feel of Mr. Jordan's direction, and the melancholy Dublin he has re-created.
August 28, 2002
Makes it clear that it is far easier to be a terrorist than to be an emissary of peace.
June 18, 2002
Handsome, but curiously cold, considering the emotional heat of Anglo-Irish matters. Fortunately, Liam Neeson commands almost every frame.
June 5, 2002
Liam Neeson is perfectly cast as the man known to his comrades as "The Big Fellow," a charming ladies' man whose ruthless guerrilla tactics blended with altruism and a fervent love of country.
April 17, 2002
Liam Neeson as Collins gives an Oscar-caliber performance as well this Belfast-born man might.
February 27, 2001
Liam Neeson was the only man Jordan ever wanted to play this role, and for good reason.
February 14, 2001
Jordan always had 6-foot-4 Liam Neeson in mind to play the man they called "the Big Fellow," and it's more than size that makes Neeson fit the part of a leader known for his "cloudburst temperament."
January 1, 2000
Michael Collins, written and directed by Neil Jordan, sets some of the record straight without sainting Collins or portraying him as anything less than flawed and human.
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.
January 1, 2000
While Michael Collins does distort elements of history, most of the changes and compressions are dramatically effective.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Michael Collins is a brilliant epic tale whose implications are felt even today.
January 1, 2000
The acting is brilliant as is the direction.
January 1, 2000
Michael Collins is meant to be a monument to an important figure in Irish lore, and it does a fine job of making him a monument.
January 1, 2000
Neeson's performance as the legendary Irishman reminds us of how large a presence the actor is: He fills up the frame with his voice, his hands, and his gestures.
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.
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