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Outlaw King (2018)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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OUTLAW KING tells the untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales. Filmed in Scotland, OUTLAW KING reunites director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) with star Chris Pine alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle.

Cast

Chris Pine
as Robert the Bruce
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as James Douglas
Florence Pugh
as Elizabeth de Burgh
Tony Curran
as Angus Macdonald
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Critic Reviews for Outlaw King

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

Director David Mackenzie (Pine's collaborator on Hell or High Water) dabbles in some interesting aesthetic experiments, but the narrative is cut, dried and left to rot under the soggy Scottish skies.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A forgettable, middling exercise in violent dress-up.

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The craft on display is often as undeniable as the cast that Mackenzie has assembled to bring it all to life, but "Outlaw King" is a moribund piece of storytelling.

September 8, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The movie is a juicy slab of cinematic red meat, a symphony of mud, blood and viscera set to a soundtrack of thundering hoofbeats and howls of vengeance.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, Pine comes across more like captain of the Lacrosse team than outlaw king...

September 7, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Unlike Bruce's scrappy band of rebels, Outlaw never really has the element of surprise: It just comes in blazing, like a king.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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