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Rob Roy

Release Date: April 7th, 1995

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 1997

R |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

In 18th century Scotland, Robert Roy MacGregor (Liam Neeson) is the head of a proud Highlands clan that herds cattle. Rob takes a one thousand pound loan from the Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to feed his people through the upcoming winter -- before his friend MacDonald (Eric Stoltz) can return with the money, he is murdered by swordsman Archibald Cunningham (Tim Roth). Rob is forced to go on the run and eventually confronts Cunningham after he rapes his wife (Jessica Lange).

Cast: LiamNeeson, JessicaLange, JohnHurt, TimRoth, EricStoltz, AndrewKeir, BrianCox, BrianMcCardie

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Rivalry, Wife, Murder, Dark, Moving, Revenge, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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. show more

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Powered by a Scottish writer, a Scottish director, and the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, this is clearly a labour of love, and the passion gets right up on the screen. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a splendid, rousing historical adventure, an example of what can happen when the best direction, acting, writing and technical credits are brought to bear on what might look like shopworn material. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture