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  • A movie with heart

    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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  • 3.5 stars out of 4
    The Bottom Line:

    An excellent swashbuckler with an intelligent screenplay, good acting turns by Tim Roth and Brian Cox, and one of the best sword fights ever staged to cap the film, Rob Roy is not a film that made its mark on pop culture but it's a quick-moving and interesting film through and through....more info
  • Good Period Piece
    Kind of like Braveheart, based a little on fact and fiction. Liam Neeson is great, Lange never better. Good plot, Roth plays a great bad guy. Lot's of action and excitement....more info
  • RARE TO FIND A MODERN MOVIE THIS WELL MADE
    Jeff Shannon's review (above) just about says it all. It is extremely rare to find a recently made movie this good. Most of the movies made nowadays are pure garbage. This version of Rob Roy rates up there with Walt Disney's version with Richard Todd from the early 1950's. This version has fabulous cinematography, stage sets, costumes and acting. Thank God they didn't have any cheesy fake looking sword fights. This movies swordfights were very good although I can't imagine anyone (Tim Roth) watching passively as someone else (Liam Neeson) picks up a sword as slashes him open (Get Real!)

    There doesn't seem to be any specific historical inaccuracies although the film is a composite in order to make a coherent story. Believe it or not, there was actually a sexually degenerate fop who bested the real Rob Roy in a sword fight, but not in the service of the Marquis of Montrose and not over an insult to Rob Roy's wife.

    John Hurt(Montrose) and the now late Andrew Keir (what a pair of actors!) as well as Brian Cox, Brian McCardie, Erich Stoltz and Ewan Stewart and others add great realism to this film. By realism I mean all actors involved were not perfectly fed, perfectly quaffed, recently showered Hollywood pretty boys who all had perfect white, straight teeth. These actors looked as if they were from hard scrabble life of early 18th century Scotland. And for heaven's sake, finally a recent-made movie without an ignorant rock music soundtrack. The sound track was splendid. What a great movie! A treasure to keep for a long time....more info

  • Great Movie
    Rob Roy is an excellent story set in 18th century Scotland. The scenery, music and costumes are excellent and give this film a realistic feel for this period. Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth and John Hurt are all excellent in their roles.

    This movie will appeal to fans of Braveheart and 13th Warrior. Its entertaining and well worth seeing....more info

  • The heart of the Trossachs
    Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and Rob Roy takes full advantage of this. The scenery is appropriately breathtaking and epic, with the camera making huge sweeps of the landscape. A romantic setting for a very romantic figure.

    The truth of Rob Roy, like that of any folk hero, is a matter of speculation and debate. Those looking for an adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's book (also fictional) will be disappointed. Scott's book takes place long after the events described in this film with Mary and Rob at the head of an outlaw band. It also stands apart from Braveheart, which takes place about four hundred years earlier, and is an entirely different period of Scottish history.

    That being said, Rob Roy is a lovely film with a quiet feel and a personal story. Liam Neeson is perfectly cast as the large, honorable highlander. Tim Roth is every bit his opposite, small and dangerously deceitful. Jessica Lange, Rob's wife Mary, is stoic and strong. All the supporting players give excellent performances, both English and Scottish. The Scottish music is lovely, and the Gaelic song sung at the gathering is captivating.

    The duel at the end is one of the best I have seen....more info

  • A well-crafted film
    Rob Roy is an underrated film due to the same-year release of Braveheart (Special Collector's Edition), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995. Rob Roy brings together all the elements of a great film: direction, scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, music score, and superb acting by the entire cast. Most films fall down on one or more elements, and the few that get them all right are always fun to watch, no matter how old they get.

    This is an action movie and successful action movie's need a loathsome and scary bad guy. Tim Roth portrays an unusual, but highly effective antagonist. I personally thought Jessica Lange should have received at least a nomination for her role as Mary MacGregor.

    Altogether, this is a fine film that deserves to be an every movie enthusiast's library.

    jamesdbest.com: author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, The Shut Mouth Society


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  • "All Men With Honor Are Kings"
    Released in '95, the same year the blockbuster hit `Braveheart' won just about every award in sight, the smaller scale period film `Rob Roy' came and went rather quietly even though it had much to offer. `Rob Roy' is first class entertainment boasting breathtaking Scottish landscapes, intoxicating stand alone soundtrack, strong script, well choreographed fighting sequences, a powerful performance by Liam Neeson as Rob Roy and Tim Roth as one of the most delightfully evil adversaries ever to grace the silver screen.

    The sequences when Neeson and Roth are together are absolutely electric and powerful. To find a worthy comparison in the annals of filmdom one would have to go back to Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in the `40's to find their equal.

    As other reviewers have stated the only thing keeping this movie from -5 Star- status is overall consistency. There are spots here and there where the action lags, generally occurring when Roth is absent, but those lapses are more than made up for by the classic confrontation at the end of the film.

    Another big plus for 'Rob Roy' is found in the repeatability factor. You can watch this one over and over again with all the enthusiasm you had on your initial viewing. This one definitely belongs in your personal DVD library.

    My Rating: -4 1/2 Stars-. ...more info
  • sexual violence a turnoff
    I missed this movie in the theatres and was eager to see it. The acting, scenery, snd musical score were all superb. What turned me off was the ( as also stated by another reviewer) protracted rape scene. It was about as brutal as it gets and went on far too long. I think this was really unnecessary since ( when Tim Roth forced Jessica Lange accross the table) we all knew what was going on.Having been a victim of sexual violence, I was completely turned off by the prolonging of this scene. Totally unnecessary to do this....more info
  • Compelling tale of a man of honor in the Scottish Highlands
    During a summer blockbuster season when there were no fewer that THREE major medieval swords and soldiers epics, "Rob Roy" was easily the most overlooked. It was also easily one of the best movies of 1995; on par with its more famous sword-fighting cousin, "Braveheart" (the third swords and soldiers epic was "First Knight", a retelling of the legend of King Arthur and Camelot, which was notable only for a cast that starred Richard Gere and Sean Connery, but little else). With the universal appeal of the battle for freedom, the stories epic scale, and the marquee value of Mel Gibson starring and directing, it's understandable why "Braveheart" was such an overwhelming success. It also caused many people to overlook the compelling tale of Robert Roy MacGregor.

    In the last 1600's and early 1700's, the centuries old clan system of Scottish Highlands was slowly disintegrating, in part to unscrupulous politicians from the Lowlands and the inevitable impact of the changing times. One of the last great Scottish clan leaders was Rob Roy MacGregor. He was a man whose reputation was so well known and legend so far reaching that no one who knew him ever thought to write down a full description of him or an account of his feats. Much of what is used to cull together the script for "Rob Roy" comes from the fanciful (and often fictitious, as it was based primarily on unverified anecdotes) account by Sir Walter Scott and the more historically accurate research done by W.H. Murray. Rob Roy was a larger than life man who was bound by a code of honor so strict and so solemn that his word was more binding and reliable than most written contracts are today.

    While there are many tales that surround the life of Rob Roy (W.H. Murray's book provides a wealth of those tales), the story that powers "Rob Roy" is that of a time circa 1713 when the prospects of a harsh winter forced Rob Roy to solicit a loan of 1000 Scottish pounds from the local politician, James Graham (The Marquis of Montrose), in order to purchase and resell cattle and make enough money to provide for his entire clan for the winter. The Marquis, as is noted in Murray's book and very clearly presented in the movie, was a devious man for whom words like `honor' had no meaning if they got in the way of profit. In the historical records, there is an unresolved mystery on what happened to the money and the man, Alan MacDonald, whom Rob Roy entrusted to secure the loan from Montrose. In "Rob Roy", it is posited that a few of the Marquis' factors, acting without his knowledge but not his disapproval, killed Rob Roy's man and stole the money. There is no doubting that the money did disappear and Marquis, when Rob Roy refused to bear false witness against the Duke of Argyll in exchange for relief of the debt, chose to take harshly punitive measures against the MacGregor clan rather than allowing the man to honor his debt.

    The role of Rob Roy MacGregor is a challenging one because he was a much beloved historical figure who many people are fiercely protective of and would take offense if he were portrayed inaccurately. Fortunately, director Michael Caton-Jones had the foresight to cast a man who had already cut his teeth in a similarly complex historical role in "Schindler's List". That man was Irish actor Liam Neeson (Neeson would go on to continue his success at fully realized historical figures by playing the title role in "Michael Collins" a year later). Neeson brings a quiet intensity and dignified honor to this role, portraying Rob Roy as many accounts remember him. Aside from Neeson's performance, there is a plethora of expertly acted roles in "Rob Roy". Jessica Lange brings an equally forceful sense of honor to her role as Rob Roy's strong-willed wife, Mary. Veteran actor John Hurt displays an appropriate level of deceit as the Marquis of Montrose, as does Brian Cox as his slimy subordinate who conjured the plan to deceive MacGregor. Possibly the most spectacular performance is turned in by Tim Roth, playing one of Montrose' factors, Archibald Cunningham. While on the surface Cunningham appears to be an effete fop, underneath he possesses a razor-sharp wit and equally sharp skill with the sword and disdain for life in general. Roth's Archibald is one of sleaziest, most vile, villains to hit the screen in a long time. His actions as the lead in the pursuit of Rob Roy (who is on the run because of Cunningham in the first place) are truly reprehensible. The contrast of the of misanthropic Cunningham with the honorable MacGregor is extraordinarily compelling and climaxes with one the most realistic and gripping sword fights to take place on film in years.

    Each successive viewing of "Rob Roy" reveals a greater understanding of the character of this great man. It also uncovers greater details about life in the Scottish Highlands and makes one understand why there is such a romance between writers with that land....more info
  • Often Very Good, And Often Pretty Bad
    Liam Neeson is great in this role and Tim Roth is a villain for the ages, but Jessica Lange, with her ghoulishly inexpressive face and terrible fake accent was a detriment to the production. The good in Rob Roy had to do with the setting in the highlands of Scotland and the interplay between the despicable Roth and the heroic Neeson, and overall it was a fairly good period drama. The bad parts, other than the miscast Lange, were in the way the film moved slowly and deviated from the original story in ways that were distracting. This version of Rob Roy has thrilling moments and memorable scenes, but in its entirety enough mistakes were made to bring it down to about three stars....more info
  • Rob Roy
    Very pleased with the movie, glad we could get it on DVD. Service ordering and receiving was excellent. Thanks again...more info
  • worth a second and third look
    Rob Roy, based loosely on the real life Highlander Rob Roy Macgregor, had the bad mistake of Hollywood timing. There must be a lot spy vs spy in Hollywood, industrial secrets being passed around for a price! Ever notice how if one movie company does some genre, then suddenly they all are? Well, someone whispered Mel as doing in man in a skirt drama (Kilt to you Sasunnach!) and suddenly they rushes to do another. With Rob Roy coming out at the same time, it hurt by comparison. Braveheart was a powerhouse tale of one man's fight for Scottish Freedom. Off the bat, you have a difference. Rob Roy was the story of one man's personal fight against wrongs done to him and his family. So the personal tale automatically feels "smaller". Not big battle scenes for Rob Roy. No King for an enemy, just a Scottish Noble, John Graham, Marquis of Montrose (brilliantly played by John Hurt, Ian McShane old RADA roommate!).

    Still, despite the automatic comparisons between the two films (both with problems of historical inaccuracies), Rob Roy should be given a stronger look. The acting is without fault. Neeson as Rob is great (who da thunk an Irisher could do such a good Scot!). Eric Stolz, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth (so utterly despicable!) Andrew Keir (5 Million Years to Earth) and Brian Cox (the first Hannibal Lector in Manhunter, a REAL Scot mind you! He did double duty by playing Mel's Uncle in Bravenheart), gives performances that are flawless. The Highland's are filmed in breathtaking beauty, the writing is gritty, sharp with a good idea for detail. Frankly, any film that has Liam "Calling down the Gregor" commends itself to my Scot heart!...more info

  • Nice scenery, story is lacking
    Based on what we've seen in the film, Rob Roy's honor is the most important thing to him. But does that mean that cunnying, intelligence, leverage, and knowledge is to be discarded? Rob Roy does everything wrong in this film from the moment he allows one man to act has his financial agent to the fact that he doesn't use his allies against those that are trying to kill him and who end up raping his wife, he acts in typical Hollywood fashion as an idiot.

    The film would have been quite short if he would have done the right thing from the very beginning. But, alas, we would have no film so hence the stupidity from which we are tortured.

    The film has some great scenery and the acting is enjoyable except for the brutal rape scene of Roy's wife. Other than the scenery and acting, there's not much to see let alone giving cause to buying the DVD....more info

  • A CLASSIC!
    I love movies like this.

    If you liked Braveheart, you will truly enjoy this engaging film, despite the historical and chronological differences. Liam Neeson plays Rob Roy, a simple Scotsman looking to make a living with his family in the Highlands of Scotland. During the course of events, the actions of some dishonorable people force Rob into action to save the livlihood of his family and his clan.

    This, quite simply, is a very great film. I bought it, wathced it, then watched it again the next day. Worth having in ANY dvd collection....more info
  • One of the best
    A magnificent film depicting Scotland of the 18th century. Rob Roy McGregor the proud upright leader of a small band of Scottish farmers who share the land on lease from the loveless Marquis of Montrose played with real style by John Hurt, in fact he steals the show completely much like Allan Rickman did in Robin Hood except of course that this film is by far superior. Great authenticity in both costumes, speech and manners of the day with the Scottish accent well portrayed by Liam Neason and Jessica Lange, both perform well although both John Hurt and Tim Roth are very good indeed. I found this film to be better than the overrated Brave Heart, although it was good Rob Roy I think captures the times and Scottland better than the former. Rob Roy also has, I believe, the finest sword fight yet filmed (I include in this the one in Episode 1) with the hero only winning through in the end because of great determination and the over confidence of his enemy. One of the best films I've seen....more info
  • Cinematic and beautifully scored, but faulty scripted ROB ROY makes for tiresome viewing
    What basically is known about Rob Roy Macgregor (Liam Neeson) has been fictionalized in literature by the two famous authors Daniel Dafoe in the 1700's and then more famously Walter Scott in the 1800's. The rest is pure speculation.When approaching the screenplay for 1995's ROB ROY, it would appear that writer Alan Sharp took a great deal of liberty with all versions of the Rob Roy legend and invented characters and scenarios in order to tell a story that would make an engaging film.Well,so we have it;a very drawn out folk legend that has the most interesting character in the whole bloody script,Archibald Cunningham,aptly and cunningly portrayed by a smarmy
    Tim Roth, who is a completely fictional foe to help romanticize the fact that one of Macgregor's cattlemen, in fact, made off with Macgregor's borrowed 1000 pounds.Cunningham even brutally rapes Macgregor's wife, Mary,(Jessica Lange.....what is going on with her face??)in order to make Macgregor even more determined to have vengeance and clear his name.
    This is a film about honor and an attempt to tell a story which many will believe as a faithful and true account of Rob Roy's life.Be that as it may, it is just a film and a handsome one at that,with smart and innovative editing by Peter Honess and a terrific "highlander" score by veteran Carter Burwell.The story?....aye, well there is my rub...does Alan Sharp want to tell a story of revenge or a love story? Also ,Sharp makes so few and precious references to "the Jacobites","the Calvinists" and "the Stuarts" that one really must know history well in order to factor in the importance of these historical references to his script.The fact that Sharp totally invents the character of Cunningham in order to make Macgregor a more sympathetic character than the "outlaw/Robin Hood" rogue that history makes him to be seems dishonest.I am of UK decent, so don't chide me as being unsympathetic...it's just that when history says one thing and a film says another,I am,in this case (not always) siding more with historical fact( what little is actually known to be true.It is significant to note that in Dafoe's account of Rob Roy,he wrote it in order to clear Rob's name before King George 1, so there is no telling how much fiction there was.Scott fleshed out his account 100 years later!).I personally just did not like the script,not solely because most of it is fiction,but rather it was not engaging or focused enough despite beautiful shots of the highlands and superb acting by Tim Roth (playing a character that he plays again in 2000's VATEL).I love huge period piece film generally,but 3 stars for this big budget,flashy and long fictional movie is as high as I go....more info
  • Auld Rob Roy O' Caldonia
    This a decent film with a fine cast. The costumes are pretty good, although I think the tartans for the Gregor clan are not the old set that the clan supposedly wore at that time. This film takes place in 1713, a scant two years before the 1715 Jacobite Rising. References are made to this, but frankly more time should have been devoted to it as it bears much on the political atmosphere of the time.

    Once again we have what has become the standard vilification of the English in movies like this. The foppish and cruel Cunningham, played brilliantly by Tim Roth is made to embody all the supposed crimes ever taken against auld Scotia by the sons of Albion. In fact Tim Roth's character seems to be a displaced scot, and the Earl on Montrose is also scots, even though he does not come across that way. The troops that are used to pursue Rob Roy are not English, but rather the Earl's private army. Since they don red coats they must be portrayed as evil!

    Despite these heavy elements, Rob Roy is still a splendid film, as good or better than the overblown Braveheart. Both films deal with largely apocryphal characters, which allows Hollywood to have a free hand to invent history! The music and atmposphere are quite good, with the Chieftains used to play the spirited "O Sullivan's March". Still, where are the Great Highland Warpipes? There are none in this film. Seems strange indeed.

    The swordplay is fine, with the final dual a classic example of Rapier vs Claymore. The rape scene is over-done, and again serves to villify Tim Roth's English style character. The film editors could have cut down on that, but Hollywood's anti-English slant seems to demand it these days. A nice film, with decent acting, good sets, but the usual flaws. The DVD should have some historical commentary about the real Rob Roy....more info
  • What's not to like?
    A wonderful film overshadowed by "the other" kilt movie that came out that same year, Rob Roy is stuffed with action and romance and political intrigue. Brilliant performances by Liam, Jessica, and especially Tim Roth and a then unknown Brian McCardie. Brian gives a stunning debut performance as Rob's younger brother Alistair (who, though he didn't exist in real life, sure made for great cinema!). A great story that will have you weeping and pining for the highlands!...more info
  • Not a movie for people sensitive to sexual violence
    I stopped watching during the protracted rape scene. It was deeply painfull to watch and I felt gratuitous for the film makers to include....more info
  • Of Kilts and Crossed Swords.
    The most common praise I hear about "Rob Roy" is that it is better than "Braveheart". This is an odd connection because these films could not be so dissimilar. The only trait common to these films is that they both were released in 1995 and that they're set in Scotland. The greatest compliment I can give is that even at a less than lean running time of 2 hours 19 minutes director Michael Caton-Jones keeps you riveted throughout. The action is the selling point but the witty dialogue and the impeccable characterization transcends the genre. Liam Neeson as the honor-bound Scot Robert Roy MacGregor leaves an indelible mark not unlike his Oskar Schindler. I was remarking to a friend that I can't recall Neeson ever embarrassing himself onscreen and if he had I don't want to know about it. Jessica Lange, probably in her early forties at the time, makes for a lusty Mary MacGregor. The erotic chemistry between Neeson and Lange is combustible and would put actors a generation younger to shame. Tim Roth received the lone Oscar nomination here as the villainous Cunningham and well deserved. Cunningham is a classic screen baddy and Roth is careful not to overplay his hand. What impressed me is how the diminutive Roth held his own in the climactic showdown with the taller and beefier Neeson and made it believable. Veteran stalwarts John Hurt and the inimitable Brian Cox leave an impression as treacherous noblemen. I can't think of enough superlatives for "Rob Roy" except to say see it and experience it. ...more info
  • Noble heroes, evil villains, winsome lasses on Scottish Highland
    Rob Roy is an absolutely splendid, swashbuckling tale full of villainy, beautiful lasses and strapping lads. It ends with a sword-fight so thrilling Roger Ebert writes the filmmakers "re-invent the exercise".

    Liam Neeson brings 1700s Scottish legend Rob Roy MacGregor to life in a performance that makes the hero seem ten feet tall, bulletproof, and passionately human. His performance would be reason enough to watch this movie, but the rest of the film is fleshed out with supporting characters that are as rip-roaringly full of life as The Man himself - both friends and foe - so when the climactic sword fight comes we are gripped in the moment. It feels as if the world hangs in the balance.

    Jessica Lange plays Mrs. MacGregor as a sexy, supportive wife, and the viewer has no difficulty imagining that she is the kind of women men would fight over. Neeson and Lange make a good pair, and you feel their passion for one another and their clan. Tim Roth earned the film's only Oscar nomination for best supporting actor as the fey and cunning villain Archibald Cunningham. He is the nephew of John Hurt's John Graham, Marquis of Montrose, but he is no gentleman. Cunningham is the kind of man who will cheat and murder other men and deflower willing and unwilling women.

    Although the story is set in the Scotland of 300 years ago, an almost identical story could be set in almost any historical period. I could imagine the story in the old west, starring John Wayne. Or set on the streets of New York, directed by Martin Scorcese. Or Boston, with a screenplay written by Dennis Lehane.

    At its core Rob Roy is the story of a good man. Rob Roy isn't just "good" in the sense of "lack of evil". Mr. MacGregor is the kind of man who makes meeker men better. He is the kind of man other people count on. He is the kind of man who makes criminals nervous. Leading a highlands clan, he directs and polices their small agricultural enterprises. Because he is also a man of vision and ambition, he approaches other men of wealth, seeking investors because Rob Roy is the kind of man who can turn money into more money through livestock. Perhaps his greatest fault comes when he trusts that "noblemen" will act with as much honor as he, a simple herder.

    Roth plays the chief and most heinous villain, but he is aided by Hurt, as the Marquis, Andrew Keir as the haughty Duke of Argyll, and Brian Cox as the sycophantic Killearn.

    By the time the story arrives at the climactic sword fight, you feel the weight of every swing of saber. You are emotionally invested in the characters and you care about the outcome. A film of this type could not achieve more. Highly recommended....more info
  • A well told story
    About as well told as a story can be. No word of dialog, no gesture, no detail of action fails to contribute in some way to the progression of the plot. Nothing is superfluous or gratuitous. Each successive viewing is rewarded with the discovery of some newly noticed detail, hence always a better appreciation of the story. Rewards the perceptiveness and intelligence of the viewer....more info
  • Not What It Could Have Been.
    For the sake of achieving a more marketable "R" rating this movie sold it's integrity. The character developement was excellent, you will actually detest the villian by movie's end. The final fight scene is worth the purchase of the DVD. However, much of the audience's emotional response to this film could have been more artfully portrayed by suggestion rather than the shown sexual vulgarity of the movie....more info
  • Worth watching again and again
    Were there ever two finer men to grace the screen than Eric Stoltz and Liam Neeson? My eyes were constantly doing battle over which beauty to feast upon! Ah, but I digress!

    I liked this film SO MUCH BETTER than Braveheart (which, frankly, bored me to tears!). Magnificent pagan pageantry, music and dancing frame the story of love, loyalty, honor, bravery, integrity, family, betrayal and trust so clear, so artfully created, and with such breathtaking beauty!

    Not to be given short shrift is the story of women as property, chattel to be violated at will in battle, those who pay the price for the decisions of their men. Rape as a weapon of politics and property (honor violated) is a crushing testament to women's place in herstory.

    "Honor is what no man can give you, and none can take away," says Rob Roy, "Woman is the heart of honor."

    Rob Roy is nothing if not a man of honor. He will not swear false witness even against a man he has no respect for, he will not lie, cheat or steal and chooses only men of honor to surround him. When his best friend disappears with money borrowed as an investment, he refuses to believe he has been duped. There is nothing but honor around Rob Roy MacGregor.

    This becomes crucial when Rob Roy speaks the truth of his rage to those in power. To accuse him of lying would be ludicrous, as everyone knows Rob Roy MacGregor doesn't lie. It is the best defense anyone has against being disbelieved.

    A beautiful movie. Powerful themes. Worth watching again and again.

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  • Great movie. Has all the components of a good drama.
    Great movie. A little bit dated as the cinematography has come a long way in the last two decades. All in all, this movie is definitely worth the money. Liam Neeson is awesome in this movie and Tim Roth plays a perfect British villain. You'll enjoy this movie because it has all the necessary components of a good drama. The hero, the girl, the villain and the British monarchy who couldn't care less about anybody but themselves. What a stretch... anyway, this is a good movie. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I believe this film earned an Academy award for best picture.
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  • Rob Roy
    I wanted to add Rob Roy to my collection of dvd's. I went to Amazon.com and found many options and selected the best one for me.
    I ordered the dvd and it was delivered to my home in 2 days.
    I was impressed with the efficiency in which my order was completed....more info