Rob Roy 1995

Critics score:
72 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: No more than moderately satisfying. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: As embodied by Liam Neeson, Rob Roy is a tremendous protagonist -- a naive man whose belief in honor and whose love for a woman, family, and clan make him a figure to cheer for. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Strange. I thought I had seen enough sword fights in movies to last a lifetime, but I was wrong. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: With such a cast and the setting of the Highlands, plus a story with a gold mine of dramatic potential, it is a puzzle why Rob Roy is so uninvolving. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Neeson makes a less dashing action hero than did Day-Lewis, but he brings enough gravitas to his role to endow his love for his wife Mary (Lange) and his conflict with Cunningham with real emotional punch. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Rob Roy has its diversions, but they are unfortunately outweighed by some heavy baggage that contains not enough of substance. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: If you're in a forgiving, campy frame of mind (which I must have been the night I saw this), there's cheap pleasure to be gained from the experience. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Director Michael Caton-Jones and Sharp, both Scotsmen, are so caught up in the legend that they don't seem to notice that RR is about as heroic as a hatful of haggis. Read more