Michael Collins

Michael Collins

By Neil Jordan

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1996-10-11
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Neil Jordan
  • Production Company: Geffen Pictures
  • Production Country: Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 1.99
6.9/10
6.9
From 316 Ratings

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Starring Irish-born Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, and AlanRickman, this extraordinary historical epic was directed by celebratedNeil Jordan and received two Academy Award nominations. Michael Collins,one of Ireland's most controversial patriots and revolutionary heroes,leads his countrymen in their fight for independence. Having come of agein the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression andbloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, Collins was arrestedduring the 1916 Easter Uprising, when Irish revolutionaries surrenderedto the overwhelming military power of the British forces after a six-daystandoff at Dublin's General Post Office. Upon his release, he tookleadership of the Irish independence movement and strove to create afree and peaceful country. Irish pop singer/activist Sinead O'Connorprovides haunting vocals in the Oscar-nominated score.

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  • A great portrayal

    5
    By Ralph08973
    I don’t anything about Irish history, but Neeson delivers a performance of such passion and conviction that I was spellbound to the very end. I felt invested in all the characters and sympathized with their individual convictions and pains. 5/5. Best movie I’ve seen in months. One of Neeson’s best, perhaps right behind Schindler’s List.
  • A LOOK INTO HIS LIFE

    5
    By Person of Few Words
    Michael Collins did what he could for the country he loved so even if he was met with opposition. A misunderstood man branded a threat to Britian, but a freedom fighter to his land. This movie explores his life and how he created a country.
  • Best movie ever

    5
    By GiveMeLib
    Liam is in his best. Love it
  • Awesome

    5
    By penguinlover99
    All time favorite movie
  • Potoky

    5
    By aishio
    This is my favorite movie of all time. I don't know why but there's something about it that's just so well done.
  • A fantastic film about a horrible time in Ireland

    5
    By fencepro
    I becomes a part of your soul. You will cry. You will feel anger tword the English occupation.
  • Very Good movie

    5
    By AmerikaCenter
    Great Movie that gives a Generaly Good Outline of the Events of Michael Collins life. It gives more of the Dublin City perpective, but the Bloody Sunday events are very well done. Alan Rickman looks a lot like de Valera, which makes it pretty cool as well.
  • Free Ireland

    5
    By albanian/american
    The best movie I have ever seen. Movies like this which are based on true stories are the best.
  • Greatest Movie of All Time

    5
    By Another Irishman
    If you looked past Julia Roberts' terrible accent, and focus more on the amazing storyline and acting of liam neeson and Alan Rickman, you will watch the greatest movie of all time
  • No Man Can Do Enough For Ireland

    4
    By ZeldaMaster8472
    The title I chose for my review, taken from the Irish play "Juno and the Paycock," could easily have been the tagline for this film. I am not Irish myself, but the historical background of "Michael Collins" is fascinating and more than a little disturbing. Regardless of how accurate the movie is, it holds the viewer's interest from the opening scene depicting the Easter Uprising of 1916 to the final scenes of...well, I'm not going to spoil it for you! The R rating should be taken seriously. There is plenty of profanity in the movie, including numerous uses of the f-word. It is also quite violent. That being said, those who are comfortable with films such as Braveheart (this is sort of the Irish version of Braveheart set in the 20th century) and have an interest in history or Irish culture in particular should find more than enough to win them over. Liam Neeson is as gripping as ever in his performance. Long live Ireland!

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