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Outlaw King

�A Historical Film Turns Brutal�


Production : Sigma Films, Anonymous Content
Distributor : Netflix
Director : David Mackenzie
Casts : Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Callan Mulvey, Stephen Dillane
Duration : 121 minutes

The film tells the story of the 14th century Scottish King Robert the Bruce, his journey as the Outlaw King and how he find his allies. The film its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by David Mackenzie (Hell or Highwater which nominated for Best Picture at the Oscar) This film is very good and Outlaw King is worth the box office. This film has a good cinematography especially who would forget that one long take at the beginning of the film? Every footages is very cinematic with that European feels in it. Chris Pine stars as Robert the Bruce while Florence Pugh casted as Elizabeth de Burgh and Aaron Taylor-Johnson transformed into a long hair man and acted as the beastly James Douglas.

The film is one the most Netflix�s most anticipated film looking at the fact Chris Pine leads it and the historical story behind it. But there are some quite controversial points for the film looking at the fact two of the main characters (Chris Pine, Florence Pugh) actually gone naked really hit the audience. Too controversial some even say do we even need to say or talk about this? Isn�t it normal for the actors or actress to do that in some scenes?

The film is 121 minutes long and it has already gone some of the cut. One word to describe the film is brutal. The fighting and war scenes is full of blood and visually vulgar. One sentence to described this film Netflix has really high up their game! Quite surprising this film is not at the box office. Advice, don�t watch this film before you went to sleep, because you wouldn�t want to dream that hell a lot of blood in your dreams!

(Anna Rose)

Point: 80


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