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Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Michael Caton-Jones (1995)

132min
15 Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

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

Robert MacGregor Liam Neeson
Mary of Comar Jessica Lange
Marquis of Montrose John Hurt
Archie Cunningham Tim Roth
McDonald Eric Stoltz
Argyll Andrew Keir
Killearn Brian Cox (1)
Alasdair Brian McCardie
Guthrie Gilbert Martin
Betty Vicki Masson
Gregor Jason Flemyng
Morag Shirley Henderson
Director Michael Caton-Jones
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and a sex scene. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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