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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Liam Neeson
Jessica Lange
John Hurt
Tim Roth.
Directors
Michael Caton-Jones.
Screenwriters
Alan Sharp.
Running Time
139 minutes

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Rob Roy
Historical drama.


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Plot
Ron Roy borrows some money from a local nobleman with the aim of improving his small town. When the money is stolen he is forced to live as an outlaw to protect his family.


Review
The thinking person's Braveheart. Liam Neeson is the kilted 18th-century outlaw, Jessica Lange his loyal ginger missus, and Tim Roth the contemptible English bastard in a wig, in an outdoors tale of swordsmanship and nationalism. Completely overshadowed on its release by the B-film, but still worth a look.


Extras

Rob Roy Rob Roy
Released: 01 February 2000
Trailer, plus what's flagged on the box as a revealing look at the making of the film - but turns out to exist only in the little booklet and not on the DVD. You've been Robbed.


Verdict
Braveheart in a new kilt. Not exactly original, then, but worth a look.


Reviewed by Andrew Collins

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RE: Great

I tend to agree, although Braveheart is a good film Rob Roy does carry a lot more weight for me.  Shame it will always be considered the alternative Braveheart.   Pretty good performances all round.  ... More

Posted by Mr Grady at 03:13, 05 July 2007 | Report This Post


Great

Much better than the mockery that was Braveheart. Neeson is great, and the story is griping. Realistic. ... More

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