A rousing film version of Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romantic adventure based on the life of Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor who battled a despotic English secretary appointed by the king to watch over Scottish highlands.
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 139
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 027616626097
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: August 2017
This epic adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel details the adventures and misfortunes of Scottish clan leader Rob Roy McGregor (1671-1734). Rob Roy, a man of steely integrity and honor, requests a loan from the Marquis of Montrose in order to enlarge his farm. The Marquis agrees, but his henchmen immediately set a trap: they send the money with Rob's friend McDonald -- and then murder him. Now Roy must pay Montrose £1000 pounds or he will lose his land. There's one way to free himself from the debt, however; all he has to do is slander the Duke of Argyll, the Marquis' bitter enemy. The moral Scotsman refuses to participate in this nefarious scheme, and is forced to become an outlaw. But the evil Marquis will truly test the clan leader's strength by attacking the thing Rob Roy loves most in the world -- his wife Mary.
Shot in DeLuxe color. Recorded on DTS Stereo Surround. Copyright 1995 United Artists Pictures, Inc.
"...[Roth is] deliciously vicious....[Lange] turns in a great performance..." - 04/01/1995 Premiere, p.25
"...A rousing adventure..." - 05/04/1995 Rolling Stone, p.73-76
"...A smartly chosen cast, visible production values and chunky moral center..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 04/07/1995 USA Today, p.1D
"...The heart of ROB ROY is the passionate interplay between Neeson and Lange, and the two are superb together..." -- Rating: B+ - 04/14/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.42-3
"...Handsome....Lovely....[The film] is stately..." - 03/27/1995 Variety
"...[Ms. Lange] displays great dignity mixed with raw, barely contained emotion..." - 04/07/1995 New York Times, p.C1
"...Director Caton-Jones has give ROB ROY a beautiful wide-screen look, filled with gorgeous vistas..." - 04/07/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...This is a splendid, rousing historical adventure....What's best about this movie is its vivid picture of the time and place....ROB ROY is a fabulous entertainment..." - 04/07/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.30
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]f it's muscular heroics and rugged machismo you're wanting, you could derring-do a lot worse." - 06/01/2012 Total Film