In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the ... See full summary »
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to defend his family and honour. Written by
Montrose's line bemoaning the queen's lack of an heir is a reference to her seventeen pregnancies, which resulted only in six miscarriages, six stillbirths, two children who lived only minutes after birth, a daughter who didn't see her first birthday, another who didn't see her second, and a son, William, Duke of Gloucester, who died days after turning 11, two years before Anne's ascension to the throne. See more »
In the final scene where Rob returns home, the sky is cloudy and it looks like it will rain. When the long shot showing the family and their home against the Highlands is shown and the credits begin to roll, the sky is sunny with white clouds, yet all of this is supposed to happened within five or ten minutes at the most. The sky would not have had time to clear up. See more »
At the dawn of the 1700's, famine, disease and the greed of great Noblemen were changing Scotland forever. With many emigrating to the Americas, the centuries-old Clan system was slowly being extinguished. This story symbolises the attempt of the individual to withstand these processes and, even in defeat, retain respect and honour.
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This is a strong movie from a historical and epic perspective. While the story is simple it is pure and straightforward. In truth, it is the standard story of a simple, honorable man whose honor comes into conflict with the more educated and wealthier men of the period.
Poor vs. Rich, honorable vs. dishonorable, a classic but well-told tale without much of the glitz of hollywood stinking up the screen.
Extra points just because you can almost smell the people on the screen. :)
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