Robert the Bruce Reviews

July 17, 2019
For a film about one of history's most renowned warriors, it's oddly lacking heart.
July 12, 2019
Earnest and overwrought historical drama undone by its own ambition.
July 9, 2019
Macfadyen's central performance is measured and gives some weight to the sections trying to characterise Robert the Bruce.
July 5, 2019
Macfadyen's full-blooded performance and the moral heft of his story proves a pleasing antidote to the other blood-thirsty takes on Celtic rebellion.
July 2, 2019
Braveheart fans might not find the follow-up they want, but viewers in the market for a quietly intelligent historical drama will be more than satisfied.
July 1, 2019
The film has an awkward structure that blurs the narratives. But it coalesces into an unusually thoughtful exploration of power, war and the desire for independence.
June 30, 2019
Likely to appeal most to those with a decent knowledge of Scottish history and a love of cave-dwelling spiders, of course.
June 30, 2019
Sadly, the draggy pace simply underlines the sense of a worthwhile idea poorly executed.
June 30, 2019
It's a bland story with no deep connection to medieval Scotland.
June 30, 2019
Frankly, it's not great.
June 28, 2019
This is a thoughtful, well-meaning crack at historical drama.
June 27, 2019
Reprising the role he first played in Braveheart a quarter of a century ago, Angus Macfadyen - who co-wrote the script - makes a convincing case for Robert's battle weariness, but the story he's concocted to convey the themes lacks punch.
June 26, 2019
It is hard not to immediately draw comparisons to Outlaw King due to the films' proximities. However, when the former is markedly stronger in terms of scripting, acting, and entertainment quality, it does Robert the Bruce no favours.
June 26, 2019
This isn't a sequel to Braveheart and it's a very different type of film: sober, sometimes staid, though increasingly exhilarating as it progresses - more so in its sword fights and hand-to-hand combat than many a huge battle.
June 24, 2019
There were expectations that RtB would be a kind of sequel to Mel Gibson's 1995 Oscar winner. If only.