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Rob RoySet 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.
Actors of "Rob Roy"
Directors of "Rob Roy"
Michael Caton-JonesBirthdate: 15 October 1957, Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Creators of "Rob Roy"
Alan SharpBirthdate: 12 January 1934, Alyth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, UK
Critic Reviews of "Rob Roy"
VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Rob Roy has its diversions, but they are unfortunately outweighed by some heavy baggage that contains not enough of substance.
Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
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.
New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars.
San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
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.
Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
You always know where it's going even as it meanders for two and a half hours getting there.
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
No more than moderately satisfying.
Decent Films GuideOctober 29, 2008
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.
Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
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.
EmanuelLevy.ComJuly 04, 2005
This historical epic is slightly anachronistic, but the acting of Liam Neeson in the lead and especially Tim Roth as the villain is excellent.
Looking CloserJanuary 15, 2005
In their devotion, fiery love scenes, and mutual respect, Neeson and Lange have made marriage more appealing and admirable than any movie has in years.
Kansas City KansanOctober 15, 2004
The best HEAVY sword fight sequence ever filmed.
Lawrence Journal-WorldDecember 26, 2003
Good movie, great sword fights
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