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Plot: Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.
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By and large, when there’s no battle taking place, Outlaw King is not a rousing success, but those fight scenes are spectacular, and recurring.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
***A superior and realistic medieval film***
“Outlaw King” (2018) is the sequel to the events shown in “Braveheart” (1995). The story begins in 1304 during the last year of William Wallace’s life. After Wallace is drawn-and-quartered, Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) takes up the torch for Scotland’s war of independence over England. Disregarding the excellent epilogue, the movie ends with the Battle of Loudoun Hill in 1307 where Robert the Bruce takes on a 3000-man English force with only 600 Scots.
“Outlaw King” is actually better than the overrated “Braveheart”: Chris Pine is an all-around superior protagonist to Gibson; Florence Pugh is more beautiful compared to Sophie Marceau (or Catherine McCormack) in a petite, curvy way; not to mention she’s a more interesting character; the locations are better (even though the locations in “Braveheart” are excellent); the music edges out the score to “Braveheart”; the movie’s more streamlined and consistent; and the film’s all-around more compelling and realistic.
True, “Outlaw King” doesn’t top Patrick McGoohan’s delightfully diabolic portrayal of the pompous Longshanks nor does it have the superb defenestration sequence. But it lacks the sluggish start of “Braveheart” (the opening 25 minutes); the eye-rolling betrayal scene; the equally eye-rolling episode where Wallace rides into a noble’s bed chamber on a freakin’ horse and easily escapes (Why Sure!); and, lastly, the overlong and dull execution sequence in “Braveheart” wherein the Christ symbolism is laid on too thick.
It’s also more historically accurate in that it doesn’t have the Scots wearing kilts or painting their faces, nor does it wrongly have Robert the Bruce betraying Wallace, which never happened (although he initially disowned him publicly, obviously for political reasons, he secretly supported his war effort and openly admitted it later).
While “Outlaw King” is more historically accurate, it has its own less significant inaccuracies: Elizabeth & Majorie actually escaped Kildrummy Castle, along with Robert’s sisters, but were found by Edward’s men shortly later; Edward II (Billy Howle) wasn’t even at the Battle of Loudoun Hill so, naturally, the duel with Edward II never happened; actually, Edward I (Stephen Dillane) was not yet dead when this battle was fought in 1307 so his son was not yet crowned; Queen Elizabeth wasn’t put in a cage, but Robert’s sister was; the English were already familiar with the Scottish hedgehog formation by the time of Loudoun Hill and, in fact, destroyed this formation with arrows nine years earlier at Falkirk; Elizabeth was held in captivity for over seven years before Robert could negotiate her return in 1314 after his great victory at the Battle of Bannockburn (the movie makes it seem much shorter).
Closing word: If you like realistic medieval flicks like the excellent “Tristan + Isolde” (2006) be sure to check out “Outlaw King.”
The film runs 2 hours, 1 minute and was shot mostly in Scotland, but also England. Whilst this is a Netflix movie, it cost a whopping $120 million and looks it.
Deserves greater praise
Much criticism of this film points at the ‘cramming’ of a good chunk of 3 years in The Wars of Scottish Independence, into a film less than 2 hours long. The film starts off in 1304 with the siege of Stirling Castle, which features the spectacular tracking shots that help define the exquisite use of cinematography throughout the films duration. Is it crammed? To an extent yes, but it is a film, and a historical one that requires prior knowledge; as a result, viewers are either gripped, in the story or emotionally tied to the characters, or not. The film does take certain liberties with historical accuracy, namely certain events either merged together or moved around on the timeline – all in aid of dramatic effect. Nonetheless this does not shadow the realism that does exist, especially in terms of the savagery of warfare and intrigue. As well as the superb set pieces and costume designs that accompany the productions heavy attention to detail.
Although it is understandable how many get lost within the story, it skips much character building and connections between each fighting scene, in sacrifice for fitting in several important confrontations, especially the end pitched Battle of Loudoun Hill – in which Bruce achieves his astonishing victory. In this case, perhaps a mini-series or a two-parter would have quelled these disappointments. But perhaps not have matched the explosive, intense, almost breath-taking at times, nature of this film.
Overall Outlaw King is a fine addition to the family of historical films, and perhaps one the best medieval ones yet. It should be taken for what it is, not what it could have been; a quick, brief search on Wikipedia would work a treat for anyone looking to get a better estimation of this film. 9/10.
It’s Not Braveheart
Robert the Bruce’s fourteenth-century rebellion against England is cinematically recounted in this Netflix feature that tries to cram as much history as possible in 121 minutes. Directed by David Mackenzie, Outlaw King (2018) brings to life all the intrigue and violence of late medieval feudalism. Though the film comes across as authentic and makes a genuine effort to get the history right, it lacks some essential ingredients to break into the top tier.
As the film opens, the defeated Scottish lords are vowing fealty to King Edward I of England (Stephen Dillane), including Robert Bruce (Chris Pine), Lord John III Comyn (Callan Mulvey), and Aymer de Valence (Sam Spruell). Robert has history with King Edward I’s son, Edward, Prince of Wales (Billy Howle), a weaker man who just wants his father’s approval. As a parting gift, King Edward I sends his goddaughter, Elizabeth de Burgh (Florence Pugh), to become Robert’s wife.
Things get complicated when Robert’s father dies, and Robert is left competing with Lord Comyn for the Scottish throne. When Robert learns King Edward I executed William Wallace, he senses an opportunity to renew the rebellion. Lord Comyn wants to remain loyal to England, so Robert brutally murders him in a church and then gathers an army. Unfortunately, Aymer de Valence has also remained loyal to England, ambushes Robert’s army in a forest, and destroys it.
Robert and a few companions are forced to flee. He sends his wife and daughter into hiding, where Edward, Prince of Wales captures them and brutally murders Robert’s brother. Robert decides to fight a guerilla war, culminating in the Battle of Loudoun Hill, where Robert uses the boggy terrain and clever tactics to his advantage. He defeats the English army and humiliates the Prince of Wales, who is revealed to be a miserable coward. Robert and Elizabeth are reunited and live happily ever after.
Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) was king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. In the 1290s, King Edward I of England took advantage of a power vacuum in Scotland to claim the throne. Sir William Wallace led a rebellion until his defeat and eventual capture in 1305. Edward I had Wallace hanged, drawn, and quartered. Robert the Bruce (Earl of Carrick) and John Comyn (Lord of Badenoch) were appointed joint Guardians of Scotland after Wallace’s death, but Robert murdered Comyn and claimed the Scottish throne for himself. He led a second rebellion against England, this one ultimately successful.
Despite a few flaws, critics have raved about this film’s historical accuracy, at least in comparison to its predecessors. The weapons, clothes and uniforms, traditions, and events depicted are as authentic as can be expected, from “raising the dragon” to being married under a sheet, to Elizabeth being hung in a cage and Robert the Bruce murdering his rival in a church (although a companion actually finished him off).
But as a successor to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart (1995), the epic retelling of William Wallace’s rebellion, Outlaw King falls flat. Braveheart was notoriously inaccurate, but it was a great movie with great characters we wanted to succeed. In contrast, Outlaw King is mostly accurate but I couldn’t care less about the characters. Robert the Bruce is dull and unconvincing. The filmmakers attempted to give his wife, Elizabeth, some agency but she mostly just hangs around like a set piece.
Contrast William Wallace’s speech before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in Braveheart with Robert’s final speech in Outlaw King. Wallace’s motivation is clear. He wants freedom for the Scottish people (and revenge against England). You want to jump up, grab an anachronistic claymore sword and fight with him. In Outlaw King, Robert literally says, “I don’t care what you fight for, as long as you fight.” Um, ok? Wallace had a cause that was larger than himself. Robert the Bruce just wanted to be king because… he deserves it, I guess?
Outlaw King premiered on Netflix to generally positive reviews. It currently has a critic rating of 61 percent and audience favorability rating of 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were thrilled by the gritty realism and battles, but the film lacked that certain quality that makes for great drama. We want to feel something as well as be awed by spectacle.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Director David Mackenzie
Writer Bathsheba Doran (screenplay by), David Mackenzie (screenplay by), James MacInnes (screenplay by), David Harrower (additional writing by), Mark Bomback (additional writing by)
Actors Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin, Billy Howle
Country UK, USA
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Netflix
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Millennium DXL, Panavision Primo 70 and Angénieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Goldcrest Post, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (Ultra HD)