Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Powered by a Scottish writer, a Scottish director, and the rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands, this is clearly a labour of love, and the passion gets right up on the screen.
  2. 88
    This is a splendid, rousing historical adventure, an example of what can happen when the best direction, acting, writing and technical credits are brought to bear on what might look like shopworn material.
  3. 88
    As embodied by Liam Neeson, Rob Roy is a tremendous protagonist -- a naive man whose belief in honor and whose love for a woman, family, and clan make him a figure to cheer for.
  4. A rousingly square romantic epic spiced with dashes of sex and bloodlust; it's "Robin Hood" meets "The Last of the Mohicans" meets "Death Wish".
  5. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    90
    A welcome paradox--an intelligent, rousing adventure for grown-up kids. [17 Apr 1995, p.66]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    "Rob Roy" is one of my all time favorite movies. It's about a man of integrity, strength and depth in a corrupt and shallow world. The great"Rob Roy" is one of my all time favorite movies. It's about a man of integrity, strength and depth in a corrupt and shallow world. The great Liam Neeson carries the movie effortlessly on his broad shoulders. Beautiful Scottish backgrounds. A wife any man would die for. Deliciously evil and dangerous villains. Spectacular fight scenes and a great love story. What more could anyone want. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    One of the most underrated movies of the 1990s. I'm not always one for historical drama, but this is perhaps Liam Neeson's finest performance.One of the most underrated movies of the 1990s. I'm not always one for historical drama, but this is perhaps Liam Neeson's finest performance. The movie received limited attention because it followed the thematically similar and already-too-long Braveheart. That's a shame, because Rob Roy is superior to Gibson's bloated flick in virtually every respect: writing, acting, direction, and overall artistic value. It is a fine movie in the high Romantic tradition, with heart and grit, a story of honor, a tale of how genuine heroes act under trying circumstances. Sensitive audiences might want to be wary of the violence, and a rape scene. The Blu-Ray version contains significantly better graphics than the previous DVD version. Full Review »
  3. AlanG
    Jun 25, 2010
    10
    This is a really good movie.