For me the pace was too slow and there was not enough character development. The Bruce would have been a charismatic leader and Chris Pine failed to convince me he could lead a bunch of cheerleaders let alone a nation. This was far too black and white and the complexities of the true story were lost. It just seemed to say England bad, Scotland good. Whilst a great deal more accurate than Braveheart it lacks rhythm in the telling of the story and with one or two honourable exceptions was poorly acted. Florence Pugh is, without a doubt, completely overrated at the moment and must have friends in high places to get the leading roles she is currently landing. James Cosmo as the father of the Bruce brings a bit of class to the early part of the film but class is severely lacking for the most part.I was very disappointed with this film having really looked forward to it.
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Outlaw King (2018)
Outlaw King is a movie starring Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, and Rebecca Robin. A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much...
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A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.
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Plays fast and loose with historyReviewed byrobertasmithVote: 5/10
I'm struck with how streaming services are getting big name actors and coming out with series and movies such as this.This was good, pretty well acted, but if you're looking for historical accuracy read a book. They are a tad loose with the facts, but this isn't a documentary so I won't subtract much due to that, although the number of screen description items about what they are saying is history would tend to make them feel they deserve more historical accuracy.In any case, it was enjoyable.
Pine is decent in the lead role but unfortunately the script dictates that this Robert The Bruce is not of the compelling character variety.
Some of the action scenes towards the end are solid, but the audience can be easily distracted by the tinfoil swords and cardboard crowns: once you notice the low quality props it is hard to get lost in the action. The costume and scene production are a bit too clean, and the film feels too bright for it's tone.
While this script benefits from a touch of realism, and the plot is not overblown as some historical epics are, there is some character stereotyping which pushes the boundaries of believability, particularly Billy Howle's bubbling but sociopathic prince. A couple of shots of Aaron Taylor-Johnson extend to parody as he screams at onrushing armies, but nevertheless he is entertaining and very watchable as The Black Douglas.
Overall worth a watch, although you may be sure that you've seen it all before.