Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Richard Gray
  • Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit
  • UK release: 28 June 2019

Robert the Bruce (Macfadyen) spends time in a cave contemplating the nature of kingship before being rescued by a widow crofter and plucky bairns. Micro-budget chamber piece which strives to be poetic but is dour and dull, but if you want earnest musings on the cost of freedom it tries hard to oblige.

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Robert the Bruce

24 Jun 20192 stars

Angus MacFadyen's long-planned passion project struggles to live up to its ambitions

Winter 1313-14 and Scotland's guerrilla warrior king Robert the Bruce is on the run. It's nae 'orrible Englishmen on his heels, but his ain folk, who are fed up with him and keen to sell him to the English. Gravely injured, he spends a feverish age in a…

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