OUTLAW KING (Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Canada 2018)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Outlaw King completely succeeds with its great action scenes in depicting the before and after story of the brutal murder of Sir William Wallace. It becomes a fill in/continuation/let’s hear the rest of the story piece for Mel Gibson’s movie, Braveheart, and provides the story of Robert the Bruce who successfully completes what Sir William Wallace was unable to accomplish. Chris Pine, well chosen for his part as Robert the Bruce, has a good supporting cast and does a worthy job in delivering the story. The strength of acting in Outlaw King does not, however, match the strength of acting in Braveheart.

Storyline

A single man launches a war against a whole country’s injustice.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Mackenzie for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Richard Brown, Steve Golin, and Stan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Robert Bruce (Chris Pine), King Edward I of England (Stephen Dillane), Queen Margaret of England (Rebecca Robin), Edward (Billy Howle), William Lamberton (Paul Blair), Aymer de Valence (Sam Spruell), Richard de Burgh (Jonny Phillips), Piers Gaveston (Ben Clifford), and Roger de Mowbray (Jamie Maclachlan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Braveheart performs at a higher level of artistic ability, but this film, Outlaw King, has its own merit and finishes the Braveheart story.


 Ben Meyers

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