Rob Roy details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Brian Cox|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Superheroes, Drama - Biography, Family, General, Romance - Comedy, Musical|
|Collections:||100 Swords and Sandals Films, John Hurt|
|Run time:||2 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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A movie with heartBy Vince from Deal, England , 21 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]So much of the movie depends upon the casting, and in the three pivotal roles, the actors are terrific. Liam Neeson is just the right man to play the hero - he has the physical stature and the presence to be Rob Roy MacGregor, a man who keeps his word and does his best to look after his family and clan. As his wife, and love of his life, Jessica Lange delivers a complex performance. It becomes one of her greatest screen roles - we first see her as a down-to-earth and practical woman (and very naughty with her husband), but when tragedy befalls her, she brings such dignity to the role of a woman who suffers silently in order to protect her husband and pushes aside her own pain to help him any way she can. And lastly, Tim Roth is the supreme villain. He doesn't really look it at first, with his wigs and his effeminate clothes and mannerisms. But he is lethal and callous, and doesn't think twice about raping or killing. He is one villain that you will wish dead almost from the first time you see him.
The movie is very emotional; you get caught up in it easily. Because the story takes place on such a personal level, between a simple, honorable man and the villains trying to squash him, it doesn't take long to get involved and feel deeply about what's going on. The love between Rob Roy and his wife is also beautiful to watch, as the movie first allows us only glimpses of its raunchier side and then shows us its depths when they are beset with tragedy; Neeson and Lange have great chemistry. And surprisingly enough, there are also moments of real humor - a funny line here and there - that catch you off-guard.
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A hard lifeBy a customer , 06 Aug 2012I enjoyed the sweeping countryside shots of this film. Rob Roy was well played by Neeson battling against a nasty Tim Roth who did horrible things to the village and family members.
Neesom played quite a physical role in this film and even today in comtemporary films he can still deliver the action!
A really nice, relaxing movie.By ettaariane (4 reviews) , 31 Dec 2011Lovely film for relaxing Sunday afternoon. Liam, as usual, is a great actor and Jessica Lang compliments her role. The backup cast also contributes a lot to the film. Very good.
A good watchBy Mairhaich (7 reviews) from Newton Stewart , 07 Sep 2011Well written and acted, Jessica Lange and Liam Neeson bring this story alive, depicting the relationship between McGregor and his wife and their battle against the despotic English. The scenery is gorgeous, the costumes relatively accurate and the dialogue realistic. Thoroughly good watch.
Classic film making never datesBy CherryPicker (8 reviews) , 13 Aug 2011All that's left to say is that this film still looks convincing after 16 years because the styling was not contaminated with current fashions at the time it was made. The sets, costumes, hair and make up are brilliant in their authentic simplicity. Neeson and Lange are utterly convincing in their roles (if a bit too clean!) and the landscape looks like the real thing because it really is. That must've required a lot of waiting for the weather. It paid off. This would not look the same shot partly at Pinewood studios. This film is a genuine piece of cinematic art which I think will hold its own among the classics.
very good filmBy cheesekake (1282 reviews) from uk , 19 Jul 2011Liam Neeson plays an excellent part as rob roy in this film, not sure bout the trueness to the history, but either way is still a good film in its own standing.