#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Neil Jordan’s depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, the “Lion of Ireland”, who led the IRA against the UK and helped found the Irish Free State in 1922.
Plot: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
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This is a very touching film. I was shocked to see the IMDb score of 6.8. The only major fault of this film is Julia Roberts. She really takes a wonderful film and turns it down a few notches. She can’t keep an Irish accent, switching back and forth with her American accent throughout the duration of the film.
Anyway, Michael Collins is great to watch. The story is heartfelt, and the nuances between personal battles and patriotic duty are displayed in a very mature fashion – – to what extent will you go for your country? What will you lose? Who will you fight? Why will you do any of it? Who are your true friends? etc.
The music is FANTASTIC. Worth renting just for the listen. Of course Neison is great. So is Aidin Quinn (when I first saw this movie I thought Quinn was Irish given his name and his performance here). Alan Rickman is Alan Rickman – – which is great, though he doesn’t pull off the Irish thing too well. However, given his character, Eamon de Valera, it isn’t really a miscast, just takes time to get in.
If you can ignore how horrible Julia Roberts is and think about the heart and emotion behind this film while enjoying the awesome score you’re in for a treat. A jewel in the rough. (my favorites)
Not Neil Jordan’s Best
Michael Collins is a good movie to see if you want to gain a little knowledge of Irish history. However, there is unfortunately little else of note that makes this movie worth sitting for two hours. Aside from the very talented Stephen Rea’s work, the acting is terrible. Aidan Quinn seems to forget at times that he’s supposed to have an Irish accent, and even when he remembers his accent sounds terrible. Julia Roberts gives an unspeakably awful performance. Still, I don’t fault Neil Jordan for this uncharacteristically forgettable film. It is an important story, but difficult to translate to film, and Jordan did what he could with his resources. In the hands of a lesser writer/director, the film could have been disastrous. If you really have nothing else to do, it wouldn’t hurt to watch this movie, but don’t expect a masterpiece.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Neil Jordan
Writer Neil Jordan
Actors Ian Hart, Julia Roberts, Richard Ingram, Liam Neeson
Country UK, Ireland, USA
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Geffen Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 3,726 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm