Academy Award® nominee* Liam Neeson and Best Actress Oscar® winner** Jessica Lange give extraordinary performances as the legendary hero who refused to let his enemies destroy his honor and the loyal woman who gave him the courage to fight. Boasting "the best direction, acting, writing and technical credits [and] one of the great action sequences in movie history" (Roger Ebert), Rob Roy is a thrilling, powerful adventure and "one of the best films of the year" (GeneSiskel). When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor (Neeson) is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's henchman (Tim Roth, in an Oscar®-nominated*** performance) conspires to take the wealth for himself, Rob is thrust into the most challenging battle of his life...one that escalates into an exhilarating climax that will captivate you to the film's finalframe. *1993: Actor, Schindler's List **1994: Blue Sky ***1995: Supporting Actor
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Rob Roy is best watched for local color and for its hearty, hot-blooded stars.
Strange. I thought I had seen enough sword fights in movies to last a lifetime, but I was wrong.
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.
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.