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Michael Collins

drama, foreign


The true story of Michael Collins, the Irish revolutionary leader whose dedication to the Irish people changed history as he fought to free Ireland from British rule in the early 1900s.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    77%
  • Audience Score
    84%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    77%
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  • Audience

    84%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Be sure to watch "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" if you watch "Michael Collins"

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Neil Jordan uses very broad and movie-ish strokes to paint his portrait of the busy, eponymous hero.

- Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Makes for a better entertainment than a history lesson; episodic but effective.

- wbgoose13, Wednesday, October 24, 2007

3 stars

Makes for a better entertainment than a history lesson; episodic but effective.

- wbgoose13, Wednesday, October 24, 2007

2 stars

I can't tell if my problems with Michael Collins stem from the script or from a hacked up editing job. Events don't seem to flow organically from one scene to the next; rather, it feels as though a series of required scenes have been mashed together precisely because they have to be there to tell the story instead of due to the overall narrative. Because of that, the cast never really gets much traction with each other or the movie as a whole. Yes, Liam Neeson is captivating most of the time, but he could read a phone book and make it fascinating. There's no real examination of the events portrayed on the screen, none of the political machinations...it's all very Cliffs Notes-ish. Sure, it's a movie, but at least try to probe the real life events instead of simply paying them lip service.

- fb653545547, Wednesday, June 29, 2011