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Rob Roy (1995): What a Scotsman Wears Under His Kilt

Rob Roy (Michael Caton-Jones, 1995)
[originally posted 6Mar2000]

photo credit: Wikipedia

So tell me, what about this poster does not say “genre historical romance” to you?

Much was said, when this came out, about how it was overshadowed by Braveheart, while being just as good a film. Surely they jest. While there’s a damn good cast assembled for this (including Jessica Lange, who’s notable for actually acting in this movie, and a curiously low-key Eric Stoltz), it doesn’t come anywhere near the depth, intensity, and majesty of its shadowbearer. Thankfully, it’s also not nearly as long. Fine if you like any of the main players, but when you take bathroom breaks, you probably won’t find yourself hitting the pause button. ***

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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