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Among humans for centuries, an immortal specie existed. Connor MacLeod is a member of this specie. Unaware of his powers, he is unable to explain his revival after his apparent death in a clan-fight in the 15th century. This convinces the superstitious villagers to stone him and drive him out of the village. He then encounters another one of his kind, Ramirez, who indoctrinates him in the ways of the immortals. The only way these "immortals" can die is by having their heads cut off. Given the credo that there can only be one, you can imagine a race where everyone tries to chop… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lambert, with his beetle brow, broken nose, and vaguely crossed eyes, remains an amiable oddball presence, and Sean Connery radiates charm and nobility in a bit as an elder immortal who shows Lambert the rules of the game."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Don't go in expecting too much and you should be ok."
‑ Chris Hewitt (UK), Empire Magazine
""There can only be one!" And that's one too many."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the all time greatest B-Movies!"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"It's a lot of utterly preposterous fun, even if it doesn't quite hang together."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Highlander's plot is one of the most original ever filmed."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Another example of a decent first film that led to a mediocre series. Great performances from Connery and Brown."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"For me, the worst movie of the 1980s."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Since none of the characters makes sense even on the movie's own terms, Highlander keeps on exploding for almost two hours, with nothing at stake."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"Connery, on the other hand, is a welcome sight. It is director Russell Mulcahy's style that doesn't work here."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"A terrific idea, taken about as far as it can go. Why, oh why, did they start making sequels?"
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"It is a silly film, but it is fun to watch."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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