Highlander (1986)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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R. L. Shaffer

A bit clumsy in spots, but Highlander is a thoroughly entertaining action-fantasy picture.

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Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine

Don't go in expecting too much and you should be ok.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It's a lot of utterly preposterous fun, even if it doesn't quite hang together.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

OK fantasy adventure film that has achieved cult status to many.

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Highlander's plot is one of the most original ever filmed.

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Walter Goodman
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Connery, on the other hand, is a welcome sight. It is director Russell Mulcahy's style that doesn't work here.

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Widgett Walls

Great concept + sharp-edged weapons + Connery = enduring fantasy classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Smalltown-high-school-does-Shakespeare level bad, nearly inevitably schlocky ... and yet some remnant memory of the dream age of dream chivalry and swordplay,… More
Jens S.
A bat shit crazy premise, a fantastic soundtrack, Sean Connery as a mentor character, ground-breaking camera and editing work that still oozes 1980s in every… More
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Raymond Wieser
Highlander is almost awesome in it's badness. From visible equipment, mismatched audio/visual, incredibly bad acting, cheesy and cringe-worthy dialogue,… More
Daniel Mumby
Part of the appeal of cult classics is being able to simultaneously love and hate a given film. Cult classics are flawed gems, with even the very best having… More
xGary Xx
A race of immortals who have been living amongst us through the centuries are destined to fight to the death to claim "The Prize". With its formula of… More