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Outlaw King (18)

Drama

Historical drama which follows Robert the Bruce's struggles against the forces of Edward I after the death of William Wallace.


The critical consensus

Outlaw King is one of the most expensive films ever made in Scotland. Even when it stumbles, you can’t help but admire its epic scale and the sheer scope of its ambition.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/11/2018

Pine supplies gravitas in the lead, but he’s almost a lone voice of moderation. Bloody and brash and as subtle as a trebuchet, this is gleefully entertaining — unless you’re English, anyway.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 05/11/2018

Scottish director David Mackenzie does visceral justice to the story of Robert The Bruce.

****(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 06/11/2018

It may have glorious camera work, revenge-filled plot twists, lots of speechifying and an English villain with a hipster bowl cut, but Mackenzie seems very conscious of the way these kinds of stories can be turned into simplistic myths.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 08/11/2018

A godawful trudge through boggy lands and baggy plots.

Gus Edgar-Chan, Little White Lies, 08/11/2018

Chris Pine pulls off a decent Scottish accent as the great 14th-century insurrectionary in David Mackezie’s brisk retelling.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/11/2018


Features about Outlaw King (18)

What 'Outlaw King' gets wrong--according to a historian

Finlay Greig, The Scotsman, 13/11/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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