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R| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
In the early 20th century, Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) leads the Irish Republican Army with the help of his friends Harry Boland (Aidan Quinn) and Eamon de Valera (Alan Rickman), in a violent battle for Ireland's independence from Britain. But, when he fears the defeat of his revolution, Collins negotiates a treaty with the British, deeming him a traitor to the IRA. When he receives orders to murder his friends, Collins must decide where his loyalties lie.

Cast: Liam Neeson , Aidan Quinn , Stephen Rea , Alan Rickman , Julia Roberts , Ian Hart , Brendan Gleeson , Stuart Graham

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Historical drama

Michael Collins (1996)

Release Date: October 11th, 1996|2 hr. 12 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Viewers may feel let down because the depth promised by the movie's visual artistry is never quite delivered. show more

  • It isn't an unabashed movie-movie like the chest-thumping "Braveheart" or a cool, clinical semi-documentary like "The Battle of Algiers". There are elements of both here and they just don't dance. [11 Oct 1996, Pg.03.D] show more

  • Putting aside all the controversy, however, viewers are left with an expertly-directed and well-acted historical epic that disappoints only in its shallow perspective of the Irish/British and Irish/Irish conflicts. show more

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