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  • Actors: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart, Richard Ingram
  • Directors: Neil Jordan
  • Writers: Neil Jordan
  • Producers: Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sept. 1998
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CX8H
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,798 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Neil Jordan's account of the life and career of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. Though not always historically accurate, it tells of Collins' (Liam Neeson) struggle to release Ireland from British rule in the 1920s, his love affair with Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts) and political struggles with Sinn Fein president Eamon De Valera (Alan Rickman).

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A heartfelt epic from Irish director Neal Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire), Michael Collins is the biography of the charismatic and controversial Irish rebel leader who led the fight for independence from Britain. Among the most beautiful and atmospherically photographed movies of the 1990s, Michael Collins is also a rich and intelligent study of the nature of politics and leadership: the IRA spokesman, full of fiery convictions, eventually gives way to the more mature negotiator who strives to reach a compromise solution and is politically undone in the process. Liam Neeson gives a grand and towering performance as Collins, but for all the character's legendary, heroic, or otherwise larger-than-life attributes, Jordan and Neeson also keep him human. This is sweeping historical filmmaking of the kind we haven't seen since the heyday of David Lean, but with Jordan's characteristic touches of complexity and ambivalence. --Jim Emerson

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 Nov. 2005
Format: DVD
Michael Cimino was one of many who tried to bring the story of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins to the screen and on the evidence of the mess he made of Salvatore Giuliano's story in The Siclian (and the bizarre gay love triangle in his proposed version) it's a good job he didn't. Kevin Costner's attempts resulted in some equally simplistic scripts that enshrined cliche over history before Warners decided to drop his version in favor of Neil Jordan's long-planned film. Even if they were motivated more by the success of Interview With the Vampire than the material, they made the right choice: Michael Collins is easily one of Jordan's very best films and a strikingly intelligent piece of political cinema. There are changes for dramatic purposes, but these generally seem made for sound reasons and don't change the essential truth of the Irish Republican hero who became a scapegoat for de Valera's failure to gain a Republic and ended up being assassinated by his former colleagues in Ireland's forgotten and bloody civil war.

Clocking in at little over 130 minutes, Jordan keeps a sense of momentum that occasionally loses the odd detail that would be helpful to audiences unfamiliar with Irish history (such as the way the popular hatred towards the rebels who fought in the Easter Rising was turned around by the disastrous decision of the British to execute its leaders) but which still manages to find room for character as well, personalizing the tragedy surprisingly effectively. One of the last historical epics to use real sets and real extras instead of CGI, the film feels grounded in reality while still being an enthralling and cinematic political thriller. Sinead O'Connor's screaming over the assassination scene is unhelpful, but even that can't destroy the film.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Barry Sheppard on 20 July 2011
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Absolutely nothing wrong with the film itself (apart from a few historical inaccuracies) what I was puzzled by and wasn't happy with is that the DVD stops 17 minutes before the end of the film and you have to turn the disc over for the remainder of the film!!! It also doesn't inform you that you need to turn the disc over, I thought that something was wrong with the disc for a short time until I turned it over. Totally ruined the moment. In these days of fairly advanced technology you would think that it would be possible to get a film that lasts 133 mins all on the one side of a disc!! It wasn't even as if the room was taken up by copious amounts of DVD extras!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Ray Cyrus on 17 May 2012
Format: DVD
Engrossing movie directed by Dubliner Neil Jordan about hero/ Villain, Michael Collins, the man who sought independence for Eire.

The movie begins with the guerrilla war tactics (invented by Collins), which led to the Irish Free State of 26 counties. Collins (Liam Neeson) eventually signed Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921 which on the one hand guaranteed a Free Irish State but on the other hand still kept Ireland, Southern Ireland, in a state of dominion of the British Empire.

The movie also captures the tensions ensuing after the signing of the treaty, with people who had sided for the republic breaking up into anti-treaty and pro-treaty sides. This movie is long at almost three hours but it captures the life of Collins perfectly.

Most of the action in the movie involves Collins and his freedom fighters attacking (with Guerilla tactics) their British enemies - soldiers, local police, and British intelligence officers. These attacks proved extremely effective.

The film then turns to politics, where Collins is outdone by treachery via the Anti Treaty Irishmen. This, in many ways, is the most interesting part of the film, where the once-united IRA breaks into the Pro Treaty side and Anti Treaty side.

Brilliant movie directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, and Alan Rickman (a suitably venomous DeValera)

The soundtrack by Elliot Goldenthal (Heat, Public Enemies) is first rate, and the cinematography by award winning Chris Menges (The Mission, killing Fields) is outstanding.

9/10
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Wall on 20 April 2006
Format: DVD
I saw this film for the 2nd time last week and enjoyed it just as much as the first time .I cannot understand the criticism of Julia Roberts as her role in the film is not that important and I didnt find her accent offensive.Another review critisizes Rickman and this is totally without foundation as i have heard numerous recordings of Devs radio broadcasts and i find Alans portayal and voice eerie in its accuracy,not too mention his appearnce.Jordan appears to have choosen what the viewers should think in his linkage with Devs involvement in Collins death when there is no solid proof that Dev was involved,equally Devs personality appears less than honorable throughout with all the heroics heavily balanced in Collins favour.If their was a need to show the cruelty of the British secret service the inaccuracy of an actual persons death(Broy, who died 50 years later) was silly cosidering the historical accuracy throughout is admirable.Similarly the civil war started because of the oath of allegiance not partitiona.Another review correctly mentions that the 1916 rebels were pelted with stones and rotten fruit by the Dublin poulace for being responsible for the deaths and ruination of the city and only as a result of General Maxwell's decision to to shoot the leaders did the support swing copletely in favour of the rebels.Lastly Liam Neeson's " BIG FELLA" performance was great and made it an overall a great watch!!!
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