Michael Collins


Biography / Drama / Thriller / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 27,449


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Alan Rickman as Dr. Alfred Blalock
Julia Roberts as Anne Eisenhower
Liam Neeson as Tom
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mark.waltz 10 / 10 / 10

He carried a gun to stop violence.

In one of his truly humble moments, the title character (Liam Neeson) explains it goes beyond the brutality of the British, the denial of rights and the non-stop mistreatment. It's about the fact that he had to put a gun in a young man's hand, the fact that violence he realized was the only way to end all violence. Fighting fire with fire, so it seems, and this story of the fight for an Irish republic in 1916 is an example for the fight to ensure oppression. It's bloody and blunt, a sweeping epic, and lightly romantic. While I could not attest to the truth of everything I see on screen, it's extremely cinematic, and probably the best film I've seen on the British and Irish conflicts. Liam Neeson is probably one of the greatest actors to come out of Ireland, and having seen him in several plays on Broadway can say he's not only handsome, but sensually masculine, a trait that you notice more on screen that explodes on stage when it is noticeably apparent. As Michael Collins, Neeson is philosophical and profound, romantic and loyal, tender yet masculine. He's a man standing by his ideals, willing to loose his life if it makes an impact. He's surrounded by the most incredible cast within the movement, including Stephen Rea (reunited with director Neil Jordan after "The Crying Game"), Aidan Quinn and Alan Rickman. As for Julia Roberts, I did hear her loose her Irish accent a couple of times, but mostly, she stays in character. I would have to research this subject really closely to understand all of the political and social in's and out's of the conflict, but this indicates that it went back centuries and would continue. So I can just examine this from my little knowledge of the subject, and it rings true. Sometimes a bit too true, with tortures presented grimly and sudden attacks from both sides spilling blood into the streets and the last moments of a man's life presented with the horror of the knowledge of impending assassination. It's both heartbreaking, regardless of what side is being killed, and historically important, especially in an era of extremely divided politics that is further dividing the world and chewing up its soul. The moments I will not forget are the ones where I barely breathe watching this, transfixed to the screen by the thought that this could easily happen again... Anytime, anywhere.

Reviewed by nzpedals 7 / 10 / 10

dramatic throughout, very very good

Superb acting from a cast brilliantly chosen. The DVD shows the real Collins and de Valera and they are so close to the actors. The DVD also has a long interview with director/writer Jordan, so interesting. There are other contributors, an historian and others whose input is informative and relevant to the story. Is it history, or one man's view of history? No matter, it is so great to watch. The story develops and I can follow it throughout. Something especially good is the occasional very funny line, which is something lacking in so many other films. "I know when I'm not wanted" says Collins as he comes across Kitty and Harry walking down the street. Jordan has included many little aspects of the times and the real events. They stand out and add so much to the realism. Above all, is Liam Neeson's portrayal of the main character, who comes across not just as a man with passion for his country, but with human feelings and aspirations. Some people complain about Julia Robert's accent(s), get over it, ignore it, that doesn't matter at all, IMO. One of Ian Hart's better roles as Joe O'Reilly, even though I didn't recognize him! (it's the moustache, I think)

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10 / 10

Liam Neeson powerful

In 1916 Dublin, Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), Harry Boland (Aidan Quinn), and Éamon de Valera (Alan Rickman) are among the captured rebels in the Easter Rising. After being released, they are politically active. De Valera and the political leadership get arrested. Collins is tipped off by double agent police detective Ned Broy (Stephen Rea). Collins goes into hiding with his best friend Boland. He meets his love Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts). Collins and Boland lead a guerrilla war against the British forces. De Valera takes Boland with him to work diplomatically. Eventually, the Brits relent and De Valera sends Collins to negotiate. Collins returns with home rule and splitting off Northern Ireland with De Valera opposing him. In 1922, the Anglo-Irish Treaty is approved. De Valera and his men resign taking Boland with them. They start their own revolt against the Irish Free State Army headed by Collins. This is an expansive epic historical drama. Liam Neeson leads this with his powerful presence. He looms over this movie like the leading man that he is. The actors are all great although Julia Roberts does stick out a little. It would have been more fitting to have an Irish lass. The movie does try to fit a lot into two hours. Some of it can feel a bit disjointed. Liam Neeson is big enough to tie it all together. It would also be nice for him to have a constant foil. Whether or not he deserves it historically, the movie seems to make De Valera Collins' foil. It would be great to fully embrace the conflict and give De Valera more screen time. Make this Collins versus De Valera.

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