Tag Archives: Historical

Restoration - * * *

Ribald tale of a foolish young doctor maturing during the 16th century. Robert Downey, Jr., plays the doctor, who is taken into the court of King Charles II (Sam Neill), when he serendipitiously heals the king’s favorite dog. He is … Continue reading

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Braveheart - * * * 1/2*

Excellent battle scenes complement this historical epic about one man’s quest to free his people. The first hour should have been trimmed up a bit though; the three-hour running time is unneccesary.

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Rob Roy - * * *

Well made movie about a Scottish hero, played with presence by Liam Neeson. A surprising amount of gore for what seems on the outset to be a romantic epic, Rob Roy does satisfy in the end.

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Jefferson in Paris - * * 1/2*

Nick Nolte plays a mundane version of Thomas Jefferson in this film which is more an analysis of race and politics in the late eighteenth century than the historical romantic epic it aspires to be.

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