Premiere - 04/01/1995
"...[Roth is] deliciously vicious....[Lange] turns in a great performance..."
Rolling Stone - 05/04/1995
"...A rousing adventure..."
USA Today - 04/07/1995
"...A smartly chosen cast, visible production values and chunky moral center..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 04/14/1995
"...The heart of ROB ROY is the passionate interplay between Neeson and Lange, and the two are superb together..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 03/27/1995
"...Handsome....Lovely....[The film] is stately..."
New York Times - 04/07/1995
"...[Ms. Lange] displays great dignity mixed with raw, barely contained emotion..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/07/1995
"...Director Caton-Jones has give ROB ROY a beautiful wide-screen look, filled with gorgeous vistas..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/07/1995
"...This is a splendid, rousing historical adventure....What's best about this movie is its vivid picture of the time and place....ROB ROY is a fabulous entertainment..."
Total Film - 06/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]f it's muscular heroics and rugged machismo you're wanting, you could derring-do a lot worse."
A rousing film version of Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romantic adventure based on the life of Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor who battled a despotic English secretary appointed by the king to watch over Scottish highlands.
This epic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel details the adventures and misfortunes of Scottish clan leader Rob Roy McGregor (1671-1734). Rob Roy, a man of steely integrity and honor, requests a loan from the Marquis of Montrose in order to enlarge his farm. The Marquis agrees, but his henchmen immediately set a trap: they send the money with Rob's friend McDonald -- and then murder him. Now Roy must pay Montrose £1000 pounds or he will lose his land. There's one way to free himself from the debt, however; all he has to do is slander the Duke of Argyll, the Marquis' bitter enemy. The moral Scotsman refuses to participate in this nefarious scheme, and is forced to become an outlaw. But the evil Marquis will truly test the clan leader's strength by attacking the thing Rob Roy loves most in the world -- his wife Mary.
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