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Muddy and bloody to a fault, Outlaw King doesn't skimp on the medieval battle scenes, but tends to lose track of the fact-based legend at the heart of its story. Read critic reviews

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After being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce is forced into exile by the English and leads a band of outlaws to help him reclaim the throne.

Cast & Crew

Chris Pine
Robert the Bruce
Florence Pugh
Elizabeth de Burgh
Billy Howle
Prince of Wales
Tony Curran
Angus Macdonald
James Cosmo
Sir Robert VI de Brus
Callan Mulvey
Lord John Comyn
Bash Doran
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James MacInnes
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David Mackenzie
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Mark Bomback
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David Harrower
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Stan Wlodkowski
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Critic Reviews for Outlaw King

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (50) | Fresh (91) | Rotten (57)

  • Despite a dynamic performance by Chris Pine, the film has a rote "been there, done that" quality that will be hard to vanquish.

    February 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Outlaw King might be summarized as one big lapse in good sense for David Mackenzie.

    November 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • For what it is, Outlaw King is plenty entertaining, with a hint of humanity in Robert and Elizabeth's courtship.

    November 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For what it is, Outlaw King is effective, if not exactly thrilling...

    November 15, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I can't say that I really cared about any of the characters, but director David Mackenzie delivers energetic filmmaking.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • For all its melodramatic tension and visceral force, the movie lacks the sturdy vision or conviction that would connect the audience to it emotionally.

    November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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  • Jan 20, 2019
    By and large, when there's no battle taking place, Outlaw King is not a rousing success, but those fight scenes are spectacular, and recurring.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Netflix produced films have been a mixed bag. Notably, most of their content seems to be either exceptionally great or outright trash. This particular picture, Outlaw King, lies between the two extremes. Outlaw tells the story of King Robert the Bruce and the later stages of the medieval Scottish War of Independence. The inevitable comparison to Braveheart is something I will address right away. Braveheart is the more entertaining movie, and probably better if you are looking for a classic Hollywood summer blockbuster of yesteryear. Outlaw King doesn't have the same pulse but is more authentic and grittier. It certainly is a post-Game of Thrones medieval epic, in both its tone and production. King is not without flaws. The second act is fairly weak and plodding and I could see people dropping out before the film's completion. Chris Pine is a fine actor and does the best he can in this situation, but he is absolutely out of place. (My Scottish friend was quite vexed with his casting and reminded me SEVERAL times how terrible a decision this was.) Meanwhile, I was surprised how good Aaron Taylor-Johnson was as "The Black Douglas," utterly vengeful menace that he was. Johnson has often been miscast as a leading action man, and he is starting to find his niche as a character actor. Florence Pugh had great chemistry with Pine, while Billy Howle's Edward II proved an able villain. With a big budget and plenty of action, Outlaw King manages to succeed despite its weak middle section. The violence is visceral, but most of the battles prove forgettable with one exception. That exception being the climatic Battle of Loudoun Hill, a muddy and gory affair in a manner similar to The Battle of the Bastards from...well you know the rest. It also has a hell of an opening with plenty of energy, which I wished was maintained throughout the whole affair. Outlaw King is certainly worth a look if you are into this kind of material, but not essential viewing for the uninitiated.
    Joshua S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2018
    The Pine is mightier than the sword.
    Philip P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2018
    Despite the well staged combat scenes and an impressive single take sequence, "Outlaw King" can't decide if it's supposed to be a equally corny successor to "Braveheart" or the down and dirty realistic counter to that movie.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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