Rob Roy Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Rob Roy the Movie

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Kilt-raising though overlong tale of legendary Scot Robert Roy MacGregor mixes love and honor with bloodlust and revenge. Neeson's rugged clan leader fends off a band of dastardly nobles led by Cunningham (Roth), a foppish twit with an evil bent. Misty highland scenery and intense romantic interplay between Neeson and Lange as the spirited Mary MacGregor lend a passionate twist to an otherwise earthy, robust adventure of lore capped by one of the best sword fights in years. Both Neeson and Lange provide a gutsy substance to their characters: Neeson's Celtic hero is sexy and steadfast (and generally sports an Irish accent), while Lange inhabits a soulful and tenacious Mary. Roth's delightfully hammy performance as MacGregor's loathsome, bewigged nemesis delivers zip amid the high-minded speeches, plot lulls, and separated body parts. Visually stunning, with on-location shooting in the Scottish Highlands. More ambience is provided by Buswell's evocative score.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 144 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Fencing, Great Escapes, Period Piece: 18th Century, Rebel With a Cause, Scotland, Rape, Big Battles
Alan Sharp
Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir, Brian Cox, Brian McCardie, Gilbert Martin, Vicki Masson, David Hayman, Jason Flemyng, Shirley Henderson, Gilly Gilchrist, John Murtagh, Ewan Stewart
Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Roger Deakins
Michael Caton-Jones
Carter Burwell
Richard Jackson, Peter Broughan, Larry DeWaay, Michael Caton-Jones, Talisman Films, United Artists


British Acad. 1995: Support. Actor (Roth).

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