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Plot: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour.
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Do not think that all sins go unpunished in this life, Montrose.
Rob Roy is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Alan Sharp. It stars Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Andrew Keir and Brian Cox. Music is by Carter Burwell and cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.
Neeson is Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th Century Scottish historical figure who borrows £1,000 from the Marquis of Montrose (Hurt) with the plan to improve his clan’s way of life. But the money is stolen in transit by the dastardly Archibald Cunnigham (Roth), so unable to repay the loan, Roy is forced to live as an outlaw. From such seeds are legends born.
Beautifully shot on location in parts of the Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy somewhat got lost in the slip stream of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. A shame, for although not as epic or as rousing as Gibson’s Oscar grabber, Caton-Jones’ film is a different and more reflective type of historical piece. Thematically the film is a play on virtues, in fact it’s a trumpet playing fanfare for such. Honesty, honour, loyalty, fidelity and love nestle in nicely with the wonderful landscapes, born out by Sharp’s intelligent script. But that’s not to say that the director hasn’t got the requisite thrust of stirring adventure within, he has, and Rob Roy rewards in that department as well. The films crowning glory is a climatic sword fight, no tricks or hard to believe heroics, just an expertly shot long sequence that’s choreographed sublimely by William Hobbs and Robert G. Goodwin. While Carter Burwell’s score sits nice with the visual treats – even if the Gaelic strains within the orchestration sound more Irish than Scottish…
Cast work well. Although Neeson looks the part as the robust Roy, there’s no need for being dashing here, character calls for strength of mind and body, as well as emotional fortitude with the love of his family, and thus Neeson plays it with ease. Lange, an interesting casting choice as the missus, shorn of make up, yet still naturally sexy, she gives Mary MacGregor believable strength. However, it’s undeniably Tim Roth’s movie, part effeminate fop, part calculating bastard, his villainous turn as Archibald Cunningham has to be seen to be believed. He was rightly nominated for an Academy Award for his efforts. The rest impact well, Cox and Hurt, great pros as always, and Stoltz too isn’t found wanting. There’s some iffy accents at times, so what’s new there? And if I’m to be churlish, then it often feels wrong in period. Yet they are small complaints in what is otherwise a smart and lovely splinter from the swashbuckling tree. 8/10
_**Featuring One of Cinema’s Greatest Villains — EVER**_
“Rob Roy” came out in 1995 with a couple other heroic swordplay films: “Braveheart” and “First Knight.” I prefer “Rob Roy” to “Braveheart,” even though the two films shouldn’t really be compared since “Rob Roy” focuses on the conflict of individuals in Old Scotland and “Braveheart” focuses more on whole armies battling.
The location cinematography of the Scottish Highlands is breathtaking (and superior to “Braveheart”). Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange are fine in the roles of Rob Roy and his wife. The sword-fighting (between individuals) ranks with the best in cinematic history. The film also possesses a very realistic vibe — no anachronisms or campy humor here; the pic really helps one realize what life was like in rural Scotland 300 years ago.
What works best, to my mind, is Tim Roth’s exceptional performance as Rob Roy’s foppish-but-deadly nemesis. This is a villain you love to loathe. The Roth character is so foppish that he appears somewhat effeminate; but this is merely disguise as he’s actually a ruthless master swordsman. Surely this is one of film’s top villains ever (It doesn’t sound right to say “good villain,” does it?).
On the downside, the story doesn’t have a lot of drive from beginning to end unlike, say, “Last of the Mohicans.” Your attention may wander at points. Of course this may not be an entirely bad thing in light of the schizophrenic editing of many films post-“Armageddon” (1998). In other words, the leisurely pace can be refreshing.
There are aspects not appropriate for children: Sexual brutality (a rape scene) and vulgarity (a man shoves his fingers up a woman’s nightgown); as well as blatant love-making. There are also overt scenes of, believe it or not, urination; many may regard this as needless, but (for me) it helped drive home the point of what everyday life was like back then, e.g. Where do you pee if you’re living in a shack out in the hills? Or, in the middle of the night, if there’s no upstairs bathroom?
The story’s lack of drive prevents “Rob Roy” from attaining true greatness in my mind, but the positive aspects noted above certainly achieve greatness and there are several memorable scenes.
The film runs 2 hours, 19 minutes, and was shot entirely in Scotland.
Is there anything Liam Neeson can’t do?
This is one of my favorite movies of all time — it far outshines Braveheart which made more money and got more attention. Liam Neeson is just exudes manliness in this movie, and if I was Jessica Lange I’d have been liftin’ me skirts all the time too. Her portrayal of Mary McGregor is just beautiful — turns out Mary is just as strong as the man she married. Tim Roth is a little exaggerated as the evil Archie Cunningham but still manages to be believable. I think the two most underrated actors in this film were Eric Stoltz as McDonald and Brian Macardie as Rob Roy’s younger brother. The scene in the woods where Cunningham is pursuing MacDonald is simply agonizing to watch, and brilliantly filmed. MacArdie’s compassion for Mary McGregor when he learns her secret is so moving, you just want to cuddle the guy and pat him on the head. The final swordfight between Rob and Archibald is amazing, one of the best movie fights I’ve ever seen — yes, it’s bloody, but death tends to be. Rent this! If you are a Brian Macardie fan, check out Kidnapped.
One of my top 10 movies of all time!
I question anyone saying they don’t care for this movie. Some reviewers have said it didn’t have enough action, some said it was too long, etc. Don’t listen to them!!! If you like Shawshank Redemption and/or Braveheart, you will definitely love this movie!
The acting performances are superb! Tim Roth, John Hurt and Jessica Lang are allsuperb and Liam Neeson does an admarible job and is a very imposing character because of his size. The Cinemaphotography was brilliant and breathtaking. It is onw of the few movies I have seen in my life (along with Shawshank) that was virtually flawless from casting, directing, writing, acting, etc.!!!
I was amazed this wasn’t in the top 50 or 100 movies reviewed. I felt so passionately about it that I just registered with IMDB so I could let everyone know the real scoop. I have seen this movie about 10 times (each time with a different person) and everyone has loved it! You must be awake and pay attention carefully for the first 30 minutes because they introduce quite a few characters in the beginning. If you have the attention span longer than most of these juvenille kids writing reviews for the movies on this site, than you will love this movie! Come on…all 3 Lord of the Rings movies in the top 9 and the Matrix at #32?!?! That should show you the age range of most reviewers here!
This is a top 50 movie!!!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Writer Alan Sharp (screenplay)
Actors Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company United Artists
Sound Mix DTS, DTS-Stereo, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera J-D-C Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,811 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm