Movie Review – Robert the Bruce (2019)

Robert the Bruce, 2019.

Directed by Richard Gray.

Starring Angus Macfadyen, Anna Hutchison, Zach McGowan, Brandon Lessard, Talitha Bateman, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Porter and Jared Harris.

Synopsis:

Wandering the wilderness as an outlaw, Robert the Bruce bonds with a peasant family, who inspire him to continue his fight against the English.

There hasn’t exactly been a clamour for a sequel to Braveheart. It’s fair to say its reputation has soured since it romped to victory at the Oscars back in 1996, scoring five gongs including Best Picture and Best Director for Mel Gibson. It’s now largely deemed an entertaining historical epic, but one lacking in any sort of historical care and attention. Robert the Bruce isn’t quite a sequel in the traditional sense, taking place in between William Wallace’s execution and the Scottish victory at Bannockburn. It’s a more methodical, thoughtful period piece that has merit
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