Rob Roy
Rob Roy (1995)

The story of the early 18th-century Scottish outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor is presented in this epic that was beautifully photographed in the wild Scottish Highlands. Rob Roy began as a simple cattleman and sometime thief who worked hard to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 7, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rob Roy is an old-fashioned swashbuckler that benefits greatly from fine performances by Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, and Tim Roth.

Todd McCarthy

Rob Roy has its diversions, but they are unfortunately outweighed by some heavy baggage that contains not enough of substance.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

With such a cast and the setting of the Highlands, plus a story with a gold mine of dramatic potential, it is a puzzle why Rob Roy is so uninvolving.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

The first point to make about Alan Sharp's script is that it travesties history, bearing only the flimsiest resemblance to the facts of Rob's life... The second point is that it's one of the best screenplays of the last decade.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Neeson makes a less dashing action hero than did Day-Lewis, but he brings enough gravitas to his role to endow his love for his wife Mary (Lange) and his conflict with Cunningham with real emotional punch.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

You always know where it's going even as it meanders for two and a half hours getting there.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Where Braveheart was a guts-and-glory battlefield hymn to fortitude, Rob Roy is a more personal, more intelligent, and more wrenching exploration of honor, honesty, and loyalty.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

No more than moderately satisfying.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Rob Roy benefits from a smart script and fine performances by art house regulars Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz, as well as Hollywood stars Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Scottish highland class warfare as the poor-but-honorable working class try to squeeze a break from the generally debauched upper class. Period costumes and… More
Michael S
In my opinion, better than Braveheart. A great film.
Dan Schultz
A soaring epic piece concerning a hero who stood by a code of honor and who took a stand when that code was violated in more ways than one. Liam Neeson gives a… More
Cindy I
The story of what happend when a noble honest man tries to do business with powerful but corrupt leaders. Beautiful scenery, and good performances.
xGary Xx
With it's grittier direction and more personal story, this period swashbuckler seems to lack the Hollywood gloss of it's contemporary Braveheart, but… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Referee: You are here on a matter of honor. I am here to see that you settle it honorably. There will be no back-stabbing, you will not throw your blades, nor… More

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