Michael Collins Reviews

  • Dec 27, 2020

    I think it is impossible for Liam Nesson not to be charismatic

    I think it is impossible for Liam Nesson not to be charismatic

  • Nov 28, 2020

    Possibly the greatest Irish movie of all time. Fitting, for one of the greatest Irish men of all time. Michael Collins the movie, brings you into the reality of Ireland during the Irish Revolutionary period. Liam Neeson, does an extraordinary job of living up to peoples expectations of the big fella. 5/5

    Possibly the greatest Irish movie of all time. Fitting, for one of the greatest Irish men of all time. Michael Collins the movie, brings you into the reality of Ireland during the Irish Revolutionary period. Liam Neeson, does an extraordinary job of living up to peoples expectations of the big fella. 5/5

  • Oct 28, 2020

    "Michael Collins" is truly a hidden gem. Mostly, because of how historically accurate this movie is and because of the topic discussed being so entertaining, hard and interesting. The portrayal of Michael Collins by Liam Neeson is amazing! He really fits the character and I still believe he is underrated as an actor in serious non-action films. Michael Collins was basically Lenin of Ireland and you can see it clearly in this picture. Whenever Liam Neeson speaks, you can hear his weird accent, which is beautiful, as well as you can feel everything he is feeling for country and for people living in it. You can understand what was the point of the revolution and how scared Collins was of Irish Civil War, how deeply it affects his soul that his brothers will fall.This movie literally defines him as a perfect actor for historical movies. Everything else in this movie is good too - the soundtrack, the operator's job, the montage and most importantly, the aesthetic. Every single building and every single person looks like the era described, as well as the filter for the movie is chosen very well - dark grey. That filter gives the viewer a feeling of the movie being in that industrialized UK in the beginning of 20th century. The plot pulls out as much history of Michael Collins as possible, and, although you might have already googled what the story of Michael Collins is and how it ended, the conclusion to this movie is still a grief and an unexpected twist. Ending is one of the best parts of this movie. If you love historical movies and drama — this one is for you. Not many have heard of it, but many must learn about it, as this is Liam Neeson's "Oskar Schindler" level of portrayal!

    "Michael Collins" is truly a hidden gem. Mostly, because of how historically accurate this movie is and because of the topic discussed being so entertaining, hard and interesting. The portrayal of Michael Collins by Liam Neeson is amazing! He really fits the character and I still believe he is underrated as an actor in serious non-action films. Michael Collins was basically Lenin of Ireland and you can see it clearly in this picture. Whenever Liam Neeson speaks, you can hear his weird accent, which is beautiful, as well as you can feel everything he is feeling for country and for people living in it. You can understand what was the point of the revolution and how scared Collins was of Irish Civil War, how deeply it affects his soul that his brothers will fall.This movie literally defines him as a perfect actor for historical movies. Everything else in this movie is good too - the soundtrack, the operator's job, the montage and most importantly, the aesthetic. Every single building and every single person looks like the era described, as well as the filter for the movie is chosen very well - dark grey. That filter gives the viewer a feeling of the movie being in that industrialized UK in the beginning of 20th century. The plot pulls out as much history of Michael Collins as possible, and, although you might have already googled what the story of Michael Collins is and how it ended, the conclusion to this movie is still a grief and an unexpected twist. Ending is one of the best parts of this movie. If you love historical movies and drama — this one is for you. Not many have heard of it, but many must learn about it, as this is Liam Neeson's "Oskar Schindler" level of portrayal!

  • Aug 23, 2020

    It is hard to stuff a complex time in history into a two hour movie. Also, a miscast Julia Roberts didn't help this movie.

    It is hard to stuff a complex time in history into a two hour movie. Also, a miscast Julia Roberts didn't help this movie.

  • Aug 01, 2020

    A wonderful period piece about a tumultuous time. Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman & Charles Dance! WOW caliber performances all around ...and Frank Patterson singing Macushla!

    A wonderful period piece about a tumultuous time. Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman & Charles Dance! WOW caliber performances all around ...and Frank Patterson singing Macushla!

  • Jul 07, 2020

    A powerful performance from Liam Neeson makes it well worth the watch.

    A powerful performance from Liam Neeson makes it well worth the watch.

  • Mar 25, 2020

    Very good film with great performances by the actors. Educational for those who want to learn about the old IRA and entertaining for those looking for a decent drama/action film.

    Very good film with great performances by the actors. Educational for those who want to learn about the old IRA and entertaining for those looking for a decent drama/action film.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    A riveting biopic and a thrilling historical. Neil Jordan's historical biopic on the leader of the IRA named Michael Collins is an absolute masterpiece of a film. Stunning cinematography, smoky lighting, film noir aesthetic, Irish history, brutal combat, realistic recreations, and an all star cast. Jordan's own direction keeps you interesting and invested in Irish freedom every second of screen time. Liam Neeson's performance as Michael Collins is outstanding in every way. His gravitas is immediate, his presence is undeniable, his Irish accent is thick, his emotions genuine, and his beliefs self-evident. I love Liam Neeson in Michael Collins. He should be proud of how true to character he feels in Michael Collins. Aidan Quinn is excellent as Collins' friend and fellow IRA organizer Harry Boland. Alan Rickman is so subtle and commanding as Collins' foil and eventual opponent Eamon de Valera. Julia Roberts is excellent with her gripping dramatic performance and a solid Irish accent as Collins' love interest Kitty Kiernan. I have to hand it to Stephen Rea as Ned Broy. His dramatic sensibilities are those akin to a spy thriller and his role in Michael Collins is fantastic. You are intrigued and unsettled by his character, then endeared to him through Rea's brilliant show of acting. Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers all have nice supporting cameo roles that leave an impact. Lastly, I adored the heavy Irish score from Elliot Goldenthal. His composition is sweeping and epic with a hearty splendor as well as a dark seriousness for the violence and politics. I am seriously impressed by Goldenthal's score. In all, Michael Collins is up there with my favorite biopics. There are not many films as good as this one. Neil Jordan did Ireland proud from what I've seen.

    A riveting biopic and a thrilling historical. Neil Jordan's historical biopic on the leader of the IRA named Michael Collins is an absolute masterpiece of a film. Stunning cinematography, smoky lighting, film noir aesthetic, Irish history, brutal combat, realistic recreations, and an all star cast. Jordan's own direction keeps you interesting and invested in Irish freedom every second of screen time. Liam Neeson's performance as Michael Collins is outstanding in every way. His gravitas is immediate, his presence is undeniable, his Irish accent is thick, his emotions genuine, and his beliefs self-evident. I love Liam Neeson in Michael Collins. He should be proud of how true to character he feels in Michael Collins. Aidan Quinn is excellent as Collins' friend and fellow IRA organizer Harry Boland. Alan Rickman is so subtle and commanding as Collins' foil and eventual opponent Eamon de Valera. Julia Roberts is excellent with her gripping dramatic performance and a solid Irish accent as Collins' love interest Kitty Kiernan. I have to hand it to Stephen Rea as Ned Broy. His dramatic sensibilities are those akin to a spy thriller and his role in Michael Collins is fantastic. You are intrigued and unsettled by his character, then endeared to him through Rea's brilliant show of acting. Brendan Gleeson, Charles Dance, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers all have nice supporting cameo roles that leave an impact. Lastly, I adored the heavy Irish score from Elliot Goldenthal. His composition is sweeping and epic with a hearty splendor as well as a dark seriousness for the violence and politics. I am seriously impressed by Goldenthal's score. In all, Michael Collins is up there with my favorite biopics. There are not many films as good as this one. Neil Jordan did Ireland proud from what I've seen.

  • Jun 02, 2018

    Sad story of leader of great nation. India and Ireland share many pages of history including flag of state. This movie brought back memories of the time I lived in Dublin.

    Sad story of leader of great nation. India and Ireland share many pages of history including flag of state. This movie brought back memories of the time I lived in Dublin.

  • Apr 02, 2018

    Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" may not be an entirely honest portrayal of the events and happenings surrounding the reign of Ireland's seminal freedom fighter, but it is a damn fine film, crafted by the dramatically savvy hands of a gifted storyteller, as well as a fascinating study of the unfortunate unsustainability of revolution-era politics. Liam Neeson's turn here as the titular character is one that is so clearly driven by passion and care - it's one of the best performances of his multi-textured career. And the cinematography is also extremely well tailored and tinted. Definitely an enlightening, entertaining, and challenging film overall.

    Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" may not be an entirely honest portrayal of the events and happenings surrounding the reign of Ireland's seminal freedom fighter, but it is a damn fine film, crafted by the dramatically savvy hands of a gifted storyteller, as well as a fascinating study of the unfortunate unsustainability of revolution-era politics. Liam Neeson's turn here as the titular character is one that is so clearly driven by passion and care - it's one of the best performances of his multi-textured career. And the cinematography is also extremely well tailored and tinted. Definitely an enlightening, entertaining, and challenging film overall.