AdrianBallam's Rating of Highlander

Adrian's Review of Highlander

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


In the present day (as in the 1980's), a man (Christopher Lambert) murders a swordsman in a parking garage and is sought out by the police as a result of the sudden, random, violent murder. That, by the way, was in New York City. Then, back in the 1600's in Scotland (!), another young man, replicating the image of the present day man, learns how to fight through the teachings of an incredibly ugly mentor (Sean Connery). It seems that both realms collide, despite the fact that geographically they are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. This movie has for whatever reason attracted a cult following. If you want to see some great stuff associated with sword fighting, and for that matter special effects, watch the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. This film sucks! The acting is insipid, weak, idiotic, and annoying. Perhaps to be atmospheric, it was filmed in semi-darkness, but that makes watching the movie a greater ordeal. Script is so bad, it yields some unintentional laughs. Sean Connery should be embarrassed for himself in being associated with this movie (he is so ugly, although apparently, the awfulness here does not compare to "Highlander 2: The Quickening" but I can't judge that sequel since I have never seen the movie). Just terrible!