Ron Roy borrows some money from a local nobleman with the aim of improving his small town. When the money is stolen he is forced to live as an outlaw to protect his family.
The sword fight in "Rob Roy" reinvents the exercise, and the movie itself brings hot red blood to the costume genre. This is a splendid, rousing historical adventure...
It's the depth of character development and uncompromising devotion to an intelligent narrative that mark Rob Roy as a standout of its genre.
The thinking person's hulking brute, Liam Neeson, plays the title character, an 18th-century Scottish Highlander pitted against venal English landlords and psychotic hired sabre Tim Roth.
Rob Roy is a rousingly square romantic epic spiced withdashes of sex and bloodlust; it's Robin Hood meets The Last of theMohicans meets Death Wish.