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Outlaw King (2018)

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A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

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David Mackenzie

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Bathsheba Doran (screenplay by) (as Bash Doran), David Mackenzie (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick
Stephen Dillane ... King Edward I of England
Rebecca Robin ... Queen Margaret of England
Billy Howle ... Edward, Prince of Wales
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... William Lamberton, Bishop of St. Andrews
Sam Spruell ... Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke
Jonny Phillips ... Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster
Ben Clifford Ben Clifford ... Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall
Jamie Maclachlan ... Roger de Mowbray
Duncan Lacroix ... Henry de Percy, Baron Percy
Kevin Mains ... John Macduff, Earl of Buchan
Callan Mulvey ... John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
Steven Cree ... Sir Christopher Seton
Tony Curran ... Angus Og Macdonald, Lord of Islay
James Cosmo ... Robert Bruce Senior
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Storyline

After being declared "Outlaw" by the occupying English Empire, Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) raises an army of Scottish fighters in rebellion. Twists and turns all across the Scottish countryside lead this film on an epic, "true to historical events", journey that captures heroism at its core! Written by Nick Chupick

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Based on the Untold True Story


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey proscrito See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Following a screening of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, director David Mackenzie decided to cut 20 minutes from the film. Among the scenes cut was a battle scene set against the backdrop of a waterfall, an eight minute chase sequence and an encounter between Robert the Bruce and William Wallace in the woods. See more »

Goofs

Despite featuring his brothers Alexander and Niel (actually named Nigel), Robert's brothers Edward and Thomas are simply missing from the film. See more »

Quotes

Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick: You could fight for God, or country, or family. I do not care, so long as you fight!
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Just simply not good
12 November 2018 | by tutt55See all my reviews

This story has all the makings of a great movie. However, this movie was an injustice to said story. The writing was not very good. The pace was atrocious. And the story was crammed into 2 hours when it should've been comprised of multiple episodes. It felt rushed like it was racing to see how soon it could get to the end...which wasn't really an ending and left much of the story of Robert the Bruce left untold. It seemingly jumped rapidly from one scene to the next, sacrificing any connection a viewer could have with the characters. Watching, I didn't really care if Robert succeeded or not. The movie didn't connect me to him. I didn't care about the relationship with his daughter. I didn't care about the relationship he had with his wife. They were distant acquaintances one moment. She said something Talia Shire-ish (Win, Rocky. Win.) and then they have sex a few scenes later and are separated until the end of the movie. There was nothing in the movie that showed she was an integral part of his life really. So, no character development. No connectivity with the characters. Rushed pacing. Shallow story telling. There was some good cinematography and some of the battle scene was ok. This was just a huge disappointment overall.


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