Michael Collins

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Released 1996

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Director:
Neil Jordan
Released:
1996
Rating:
R

Michael Collins is a 1996 film that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most important and controversial figures in Ireland's struggle for independence. The biographical drama, available on Netflix, focuses one Irishman in 1916, Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) and his new, more radical, approach to securing a free Ireland from Britain. With his compatriot Harry Bolan (Aidan Quinn), Collins forms the Irish Volunteers, who use a combination of terrorist violence and guerilla warfare to attack the British where their defenses were weakest, and employ espionage and a key inside informant (Stephen Rea) to learn what the British planned to do next. Collins also found himself in a different sort of conflict with Boland when he fell in love with his girlfriend, a strong-willed advocate of Irish freedom named Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts). The film is a heartfelt glimpse into the turmoil of a man born to free a country from oppression. Michael Collins was voted Best Picture at the 1996 Venice Film Festival, and Liam Neeson was awarded the prize for Best Actor.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is an extremely cinematic, beautifully made David Lean-type epic, helped by fluid and involving camera work by two-time Oscar-winning ("The Killing Fields," "The Mission") cin...

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The film itself works eagerly to emphasize the frankly entertaining aspects of its story.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    It is unfortunate when such a difficult, ambitious film doesn't quite pay off after building up so much solid credit, but that is the case here. It is possible that the nature of t...

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    Politics, Love & Romance, Historical, Biography