Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Michael Caton-Jones (1995)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Mel Gibson may have grabbed the Oscar glory for Braveheart, but this rip-snorting early-18th-century tartan romp is a lot more fun. Liam Neeson plays the principled Robert MacGregor, who becomes reluctant rebel Rob Roy when his money is stolen and his wife, Jessica Lange, is raped by evil English aristocrat Tim Roth. Neeson is suitably heroic, but Roth is a diabolical delight, stealing every scene in which he appears, and he's matched by fellow villains John Hurt and Brian Cox. Scottish-born director Michael Caton-Jones makes striking use of the rugged locations and stages the action sequences with robust glee - the flashing duel between Neeson and Roth is a highlight.


Eighteenth-century Scottish cattle drover Rob Roy MacGregor takes out a loan from the Marquis of Montrose in an attempt to make a profit on his herd and help his village survive a difficult winter. When a roguish royal henchmen learns of the arrangement, he steals the money and murders one of Rob Roy's closest allies. Unable to return the fortune, Rob Roy becomes a fugitive from the law, torn between keeping his freedom and protecting his family. Michael Caton-Jones' Highland adventure, starring Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz and Brian Cox.

Cast & Crew

Rob Roy MacGregor Liam Neeson
Mary of Comar Jessica Lange
Marquis of Montrose John Hurt
McDonald Eric Stoltz
Archie Cunningham Tim Roth
Killearn Brian Cox
Argyll Andrew Keir
Alasdair Brian McCardie
Guthrie Gilbert Martin
Director Michael Caton-Jones
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and a sex scene. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray