Actor: Liam Neeson
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Director: Neil Jordan
- Factory sealed DVD
Package Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Number Of Discs: 1
Publisher: Warner Archive Collection
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Running Time: 132
Details: Michael Collins, the man and the movie, stands tall. The man is a hero whose fighting tactics became a model for other 20th-century struggles, a statesman who negotiated Ireland’s break with England, a political martyr slain for the great cause he lived and breathed. The movie is an epic triumph “as brave and heartfelt as Braveheart” (lack Mathews, Newsday) “I will never make a more important film,” Academy Award winner" Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) says. Only time will tell if he makes a more exciting one. Michael Collins roils with the passions of war furiously waged and peace desperately sought. Liam Neeson (winner of a Venice Film Festival Best Actor Award) plays the title role. Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts also deliver vivid performances. They, Jordan and a superb behind-the-cameras team make Michael Collins a man and a movie you won’t soon forget.
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