If you are a fan of Braveheart, this is a movie for you. Outlaw King was the opening night film for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. We saw it in Toronto and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, by the time we saw it, all of the talent had gone home. The story begins during the time of William Wallace (he makes a brief appearance in the woods) and continues to the Scot’s finally taking back their country from England’s rule. Chris Pine is ruggedly handsome as Robert the Bruce and the romance between Robert and Elizabeth de Burgh (Florence Pugh), is utterly charming. SO very different from Pugh’s romance in Lady MacBeth. Stephen Dillane (Darkest Hour, Mary Shelley), Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach, Dunkirk), and Tony Curran are just a few of the dirty, hairy, unshaven men from the United Kingdom that round out the cast. Between the intense fight scenes and the dramatic countryside, I think this is a movie that should be seen in theaters. Unfortunately, it will probably only be in theaters for a for a short time since it is already streaming on Netflix.
The Scots seemed to eat a lot of meat on the bone and salmon. Shortbread is also an option and if you’re really adventurous you could always try haggis.
Our Rating for Outlaw King
Official Trailer for Outlaw King
Official Synopsis for Outlaw King
A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.
Outlaw King TIFF Q & A
|Principle Cast||Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Florence Pugh|
|Screenwriter||Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie|
|Production Companies||Sigma Films, Anonymous Content|
|Run Time||121 minutes|
|Genre||Action, Biography, Drama|
|Premier||2018 Toronto Film Festival|