Michael Collins (1996)
June 5, 2024 11:21 AM - Subscribe

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

I found this by looking for Alan Rickman movies, but the historical aspect of the film got my attention.

Roger Elbert’s review
posted by bunderful (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After watching I can say I’m now slightly more informed about Ireland and far more deeply depressed. The world is such a stupid place.

Liam Neeson is so damn young. No gray hair even.

It’s a little weird to hear Julia Roberts speak in an Irish accent.

Rickman makes a good villain as always.

Lost in the Movies

posted by bunderful at 4:56 PM on June 5 [1 favorite]

This was the first movie date my husband took me on and I will always have a soft spot for it over that. Also the Sinead O'Connor gender-flipped rendition of She Moved Through the Fair is heartbreaking.
posted by gentlyepigrams at 9:57 PM on June 5 [1 favorite]

Liam Neeson was actually significantly too old to play Michael Collins, who was 31 years old when he died.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 10:29 PM on June 5 [1 favorite]

Hmm, I guess he’d have been in his 40s.
posted by bunderful at 1:22 PM on June 6

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