Michael Collins

Michael Collins

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Directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), this biopic follows Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician Michael Collins (Liam Neeson, Schindler's List), who was a key figure in the creation of the Irish Free State. More

Co-starring Aidan Quinn (Elementary) and Alan Rickman (Die Hard).

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1996Rating: R132 minsIreland, UK, USAGeffen Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWar

Michael Collins | Awards

Award Winner
The film won the Golden Lion and the Volpi Cup (Best Actor - Liam Neeson) at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.

Michael Collins | Reviews

78%49 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Rickman plays the prim Eamon de Valera as a chilling counterpoint to Mr. Neeson's robust, roaringly good performance as Collins.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A watchable and mostly well-judged film on a worthy subject...

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The Times

The Times

Despite some mild deviations from historical fact and a reliance on cheap period scenery, this movie has heart...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

With the exception of wooden Julia Roberts as Collins' farm-bred girlfriend, the casting is right on the mark...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

(The film) has the look and feel of authenticity...

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Time Out

Time Out

This is Jordan's most ambitious and satisfying movie - a thriller with a real sense of scale, pace, menace and moral import.

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Variety

Variety

A film of tremendous action, incident and momentum.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The film’s biggest problem was its lack of focus.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

A film that is less probing, less thoughtful than its director's claims and aspirations for it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Neil Jordan's mature, passionate biography of the tragic Irish evolutionary takes a considered, intelligent stance...

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