Rob Roy

In the first section of the film one wonders if they will ever recover from the sliding accents of Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, but the script, direction, and performances of this epic are so engrossing that the dialects of the two main roles slowly become less perturbing. (Poor Rob, you didn't know who you could trust, even in those days. His main lesson should have been that if you want something done properly you have to do it yourself. It was a well meaning friend who instigated the proceedings, even if it did cost him his life in the bargain.) Excellently handled film in every way. Tim Roth and John Hurt are divine.

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