Robert the Bruce Reviews

Page 1 of 3
July 28, 2020
It is not quite as stirring as it wants to be, but Gray's picture brims with passion and is still as accomplished as any historical drama worth watching.
July 16, 2020
Robert the Bruce can certainly find an audience with people who feel compelled to check out any movie related to Scottish history. For everyone else, the film is worth watching if you don't mind seeing an inferior spinoff to Braveheart.
May 27, 2020
[With] accents that range from passable to comically bad...
May 26, 2020
As a clear passion project of Macfadyen... it's satisfying to see something so personal as this cross the finish line, make it out to a wide international audience, and ultimately be a film worth all of that investment.
May 19, 2020
In "Robert The Bruce," which is directed by Richard Gray and written by Eric Belgau and Angus Macfadyen, the story being told is less about myth and more about reality.
May 13, 2020
Light on action, but strong performances throughout in this relaxed historical biopic.
May 11, 2020
'Robert the Bruce' is an enjoyable sort-of-but-not-exactly spinoff of 'Braveheart.'
May 8, 2020
The use of traditional music lends additional authenticity; Mel Elias's score is excellent. Writers Macfadyen and Eric Belgau have done Robert the Bruce's epic struggle for independence cinematic justice...
May 1, 2020
Robert the Bruce places too much emphasis on the secondary characters. The film could have been titled "Morag the Widow Saves Scotland."
May 1, 2020
[It] all seems to promise far more than this modest drama delivers.
April 29, 2020
Robert the Bruce's ambitions are let down by a drifting, oddly fractured narrative, predictable plotting.
April 27, 2020
Tedious exposition overshadows the intermittent action sequences, which hardly reflects the warrior legacy of its subject.
April 25, 2020
In the final act, I started to get flashbacks from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi where the Ewoks are fighting the stormtroopers.
April 25, 2020
Angus Macfadyen may have made his intentions for the film clear off-screen, but the finished product seems devoid of such momentum.
April 24, 2020
A very peculiar, low budget way of giving us an entree into an enormously important historical figure... It doesn't have the scope to really do him justice.
April 24, 2020
I liked it. I didn't think it completely worked, but I appreciated what it was trying to do.
April 24, 2020
Angus Macfadyen clearly felt like this was a passion project. Unfortunately, it doesn't really reflect in the overall execution.
April 24, 2020
If you are interested in the continuing story of Scottish independence, prepare for a scaled down take... Perhaps your mileage may vary depending on how invested you are in the character of Robert the Bruce fulfilling his destiny.
April 24, 2020
Directed by Richard Gray, "Robert the Bruce" feels like a producer's movie - a somber package, with elements all lined up that don't fully come to life.
April 24, 2020
Robert the Bruce is gorgeously filmed by cinematographer John Garrett, making the most of every exquisitely lit crag of the Scottish countryside.
Page 1 of 3