Next film:
Previous film:

Michael Collins

Ireland/Great Britain/USA 1996. Dir: Neil Jordan. 132 min. 35mm

Liam Neeson is Irish Republican hero Michael Collins in writer-director Neil Jordan’s ambitious, contentious historical drama, winner of the Golden Lion and Best Actor prize at Venice. Denounced by the press in Britain, broaching taboo subjects and breaking box-office records in Ireland, Michael Collins traces the soldier and politician’s key role in seismic Irish events from the 1916 Rising to the 1922 outbreak of civil war. Alan Rickman plays rival leader Éamon de Valera; Julia Roberts and Aidan Quinn provide romantic intrigue; and Ian Hart and Stephen Rea have roles. “A dense, stirring tale ... This is Jordan’s most ambitious and satisfying movie — a thriller with a real sense of scale, pace, menace, and moral import” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out). “Powerful ... Without sacrificing its credibility, Jordan gives the story some of the panache — and moral complexity — of a gangster saga” (Tom Charity, The Rough Guide to Film).


FREQUENT VIOLENCE; COARSE LANGUAGE
PERSONS UNDER 14 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
ANNUAL $3 MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR THOSE 18+

 

REVIEWS

"Intelligent [and] enormously accomplished ... A film of tremendous action, incident, and momentum."

Variety | full review