Robert the Bruce

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"He fought for freedom to defy an empire"
  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 5.4  (4,805)
  • 42

Robert the Bruce is a historical drama film released in 2019, chronicling the life of legendary Scottish monarch, Robert the Bruce. The movie is directed by Richard Gray and stars Angus Macfadyen, Diarmaid Murtagh, and Jared Harris in the lead roles. The story of Robert the Bruce picks up right after the Battle of Falkirk, in which he fought alongside William Wallace but faced a catastrophic defeat at the hands of the English army. Determined to continue the fight for Scotland's independence, Robert the Bruce goes into hiding in the remote countryside of Scotland. While hiding out, he encounters a widow named Morag, played by Anna Hutchison, and her son, Scot, played by Gabriel Bateman, who help him recover from his injuries.

As he recovers under Morag's care, Robert the Bruce reflects on his past failures and realizes that he needs to take a new approach to the war against the English. Over the course of the movie, we get to see Robert the Bruce's transformation from a defeated warrior to a freedom fighter who inspires his fellow Scots to continue the fight for their land.

Throughout the movie, we see Robert the Bruce struggling with not only his enemies but also his own doubts and insecurities. In one of the most memorable scenes of the movie, Robert the Bruce has a heart-to-heart conversation with Scot, who comes to visit him in the middle of the night. The young boy tells him that he wants to be his soldier and help him defeat the English. Robert the Bruce is deeply moved by the child's loyalty and determination and realizes that he needs to start thinking about the future of Scotland rather than just his own personal vendetta.

The movie also explores Robert the Bruce's relationship with his wife, Elizabeth, played by Talitha Bateman. She is a strong and supportive figure in his life who encourages him to keep fighting and never lose hope. Even though she is not physically present in most of the movie, her influence on Robert the Bruce is felt throughout, adding an emotional layer to the story.

Angus Macfadyen gives a brilliant performance as Robert the Bruce, capturing the nuances and complexities of the character. He brings a sense of vulnerability to the role that makes Robert the Bruce feel relatable and human. Diarmaid Murtagh is equally impressive as James Douglas, Robert the Bruce's loyal friend, and warrior. Jared Harris also deserves a special mention for his portrayal of King Edward I of England, who is Robert the Bruce's primary adversary in the movie.

Aside from its compelling characters, the movie also boasts stunning cinematography and fantastic action scenes. The Scottish landscape serves as a breathtaking backdrop to the story, and the battle sequences are choreographed flawlessly, adding to the movie's overall impact.

Overall, Robert the Bruce is an excellent historical drama that does justice to its titular character. It is a compelling story of triumph over adversity and a celebration of Scotland's indomitable spirit. Whether you are a fan of historical dramas or not, this movie is definitely worth a watch.

Robert the Bruce is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 42.

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    2 hr 3 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (4,805)
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