Monday, November 5

Movie Review: Rob Roy

Length: 2 hours & 19 minutes
Released: April 7, 1995
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance, and War
Rating: R (
violence and sexuality)
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones
Where I Got It: Borrowed it from library

"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 honor."


Rob Roy/MacGregor - Liam Neeson
Mary - Jessica Lange
Montrose - John Hurt
Cunningham - Tim Roth
McDonald - Eric Stoltz
Duke of Argyll - Andrew Keir
Alisdar MacGregor - Brian McCardie

For this review I'm going to divide and conquer. ^.^

The Good

  • Set in Scotland the land of my ancestors.
  • The setting was lovely.
  • The casting was great. I love Liam Neeson and Tim Roth. Jessica Lange is alright too. Along with this, the acting was pretty good. A couple times it seemed cheesy and over-dramatized.
  • The dialogue was alright.
  • The costumes were lovely and very authentic. Kuddos to the costume director! 

  • The editing was well done. Example, I especially loved the part with McDonald running/riding through the woods while some lass was singing a heartbreaking song. 
The Bad and the Ugly
  • Like earlier stated, there were a few bits that were overly cheesy and over-dramatized. 
  • Some parts made me really angry and upset! GAH! However, history is history. >.>
  • Don't know why, but Jessica Lange bothers me. 
  • The last fight was awesome, but for some reason it bugged me. This point is hard to explain, but yeaaah.
  • The story seemed to draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.....
  • They killed my favorite character! Wah! However, I am use to it by now >.>
Overall this was a pretty good movie. The setting was lovely (it's set in Scotland for heaven's sake!) and the costumes were AMAZING! I felt like I was watching real events. As if someone went back in time and recorded these events. Though some of the acting was over-the-top, I highly was entertained. 

I would recommend this to those that love history, Scottish history, Scotland in general, a nice action movie, or for those looking for a good movie. This movie was a little hard to stamp a star rating. Mhmmmmmm, I think I shall give this a three. 

Favorite Character(s): Rob Roy, McDonald, and Alisdar (isn't that name awesome? Also the guy was pretty cute haha)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Cunningham (at first I felt bad for him because he's a bastard child, but in the end he was an utter evil man)



Blodeuedd said...

I watched it long ago and well then I only thoughts kilts! Scotland! :)

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Carole Rae said...

Yayy Scotland!

Carole Rae said...

Thanks Anonymous!