🎦 Michael Collins full movie HD download (Neil Jordan) - Drama, Thriller, Biography, War. 🎬
Michael Collins
USA, UK, Ireland
Drama, Thriller, Biography, War
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Neil Jordan
Liam Neeson as Michael Collins
Richard Ingram as British Officer
Martin Murphy as Captain Lee-Wilson
John Kenny as Patrick Pearse
Ronan McCairbre as Thomas MacDonagh
Michael Dwyer as James Connolly
Frank O'Sullivan as Kavanagh
Ian Hart as Joe O'Reilly
Aidan Quinn as Harry Boland
Gary Whelan as Hoey
Julia Roberts as Kitty Kiernan
Stephen Rea as Ned Broy
Alan Rickman as Eamon de Valera
Sean McGinley as Smith
Storyline: Neil Jordan's depiction of the controversial life and death of Michael Collins, the 'Lion of Ireland', who led the IRA against British rule and founded the Irish Free State (Eire) in 1921.
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Underrated film of the greatest hero who ever lived!
Starring: Ian Hart as Joe O Reilly Julia Roberts as Kitty Kiernan Richard Ingram as The British Officer Liam Neeson as Michael Collins Aidin Quinn as Harry Boland Joe O Leary as Thomas Clarke and Alan Rickman as Eamon De Valera After the defeat of Irish rebels by superior British forces during Easter week of rebellion of 1916 and Michael Collin develops new strategies for the Independence of Ireland,but becomes vilified by the people that are hoping to create a completely different Independent Irish republic,Michael Collins is a very epic except very underrated film about one of the greatest hero's that ever lived,it was nominated for 2 Oscars but didn't win either of them.
Moving and beautifully filmed, The Greatest Historical Film
This is film making at it's best. It wonderfully depicts the culture of Ireland and the mentality of it's people. The style of certain shots was wonderful, and the score was fitting. The best part of this film, and which makes it so moving is the character development,and how Jordan can get the viewer attached to the two wonderful characers Michael Collins and Harry of which were superbly acted. They way the two characters interacted made us love them and care deeply for them. Neil Jordan pulled the audience into the film and made us laugh and cry with the characters. The character of Brye also made the character feel his emotions. The movie also had very moving and well done action sequences, that depicted the atrocoties committed by the horrific British soldiers and government. The beginning sequence of the terrible loss at Easter Risingh of which were superbly acted. They way the two characters interacted made us love them and care deeply for them. Neil Jordan pulled the audience into the film and made us laugh and cry with the characters. The character of Brye also made the character feel his emotions. This film is definetly one of the top 5 of the Nineties and the top 20 of all time. It is a film of hope, of strength under horrible circumstances and a film about on of the greatest men of our time Michael Collins. 10 out of 10, if you liked this I would also reccoment, Braveheart, Gandhi, The Devil's Own, and The Shawshank Redemption (shawshank not for plot or theme, but for similar protagonist) this is a must see for any and every fan Film.

A towering cinematic achievement
Michael Collins is a towering cinematic achievement.Being of pure Irish descent,I have always had a strong interest in books anf films about Ireland,especially history.When my parents took my wife and I to see this,I was totally blown away.It's depiction of the cruelty of the British and Collins'fight against them is truly harrowing.Liam Neeson is the only actor who could have realistically taken on the role of Michael Collins and he delivers one of the finest performances I have ever seen.Alan Rickman also delivers a masterful performance as Eamon De Valera.Some people had a problem with this film's portrayal of De Valera,including my mother,who is a native of County Clare,Ireland and views De Valera as a hero.Rickman brings in some good nuances that help leaven the otherwise nagative portrayal of "Dev".Aidan Quinn is also excellent as Harry Boland,and it is in the depiction of the changing relationship between Mick and Harry that the film is sometimes at its most powerful and heartbreaking.I didn't have as much of a problem with Julia Roberts's portrayal of Kitty Kiernan(who was really Mick's fiancee,she existed)as others do.I thought she did well.I also liked Stephen Rea as Ned Broy and Ian Hart as Joe O'Reilly.Neil Jordan writes and directs excellently,though he does sometimes play a bit fast and loose with the facts.This movie inspired me to read Tim Pat Coogans excellent biography of Michael Collins which I also recommend.This is one of my favorite films ever. An enthusiastic 10 out of 10.
Like an Irishman in New York.
This is for the most part a fine film although towards the end it fails to hide a leaning against the British, but at least it is subtly done unlike many films of this ilk. The casting of Julia Roberts seems okay except I think most viewers would find it hard to forget who she is. I think a plainer, stronger, unknown actress would have given the role more credibility and perhaps more humanity. (This is not to denigrate Miss Roberts, but rather Neil Jordan's casting choices.) At times there is a foreign feel to the film as if I was watching the film through the eyes of an American rather than being involved from an Irish perspective. Perhaps it is a sense of detachment from the bitterness that continues to evolve and reverberate throughout that tiny island. Having said that I enjoyed the film and would hope others would watch it, if for no other reason than to enjoy the performance of Neeson and the supporting cast.
Michael Collins
I've seen/watched Micahel Collins approximately five times or more. When I watched this film this is wanted alerted me the most,the History side of Michael Collins, the Irish hatred for the British, the Easter Rising(Dublin 1916, the Irish countryside and the British occupation of Dublin for 752 years(1170-1922)and also the British attempting to hold on to its most troublesome colony Ireland. The reason I gave this film 9 out of 10 stars because I really enjoy History, Irish History and even though the British were depicted as evil sadists I understood both sides of the story. My favorite scenes were the Easter Rising inside the Dublin Post Office, Black and Tans in Croke Park and the Civil War on the streets of Dublin. So all in all Michael Collins is a great film 9 stars!!!!!!!!!! If any Americans read this the word "favorite" is the Australian spelling considering I'm Australian.
Well scripted and sharply directed.
When I first saw this film I was not sure what to expect. Was it going to be a biased portrayal? Although some incidents were merged, I'm glad to say that I thought the film was excellent, with a powerful script, well directed and a superb performance by Alan Rickman as De Valera and Liam Neeson in the title role.

The direction of the film was very well done, especially the scenes at the Four Courts in Dublin.

A well recommended film, which I found to be very fair in the portrayal of incidents committed in the period of British rule and the subsequent civil war.
One of the most incredible movies ever
I thought this movie was inspiring. I live in the U.S., and my dad is a Roman Catholic from Southern Ireland. I knew about the Easter Rising in 1916, Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins but never in this depth.

Liam Neeson was incredible in this role. His accent was gorgeous, and he brought the character passion and excitement. Aiden Quinn seemed to forget he was Irish at times, as did Julia Roberts, they both wavered in and out of the accent. Aiden Quinn, however, did a good job. I thought Julia Roberts was HORRIBLE in this role. She could not do the accent, and the whole moving between Harry and Michael disgusted me. Normally, I love her acting but she was a bad addition to the movie. Alan Rickman was also wonderful. the contrast in opinion between him and Michael was very well done.

All in all, I learned a lot about Irish history that i did not know before. However, they could have elaborated more on the Civil War.
A drama that never slows down...
I bought this movie a year ago and I remember seeing it the first time...I was blown away. The acting is top notch with Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts and Alan Rickman in the lead. Supporting them are veteran Jordan actors Ian Hart and Stephen Rea. Neil Jordan presented a very beautiful drama considering he had one camera and an impossible shooting schedule. The ending of the movie, is in my opinion one of the best filmed sequences of all time.
I've sometimes wondered if Neeson could really act. With that face and that hulking physical form he seemed made for parts that oozed strength and sympathy. But he's shown himself to have considerable range. Here he's all short-tempered bluster, impatient, pushing people around, shouting orders. That is, except when he's with Julia Roberts. Her presence involves a subplot that was shoehorned into the story. Two old friends in love with the same woman, and so forth. See Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan for more and better examples.

This is a pretty good movie, as far as I can tell. I'm not familiar with the history, so it's kind of enlightening. And it raises important questions about collective behavior. Many revolutions seems to lead to some kind of at least temporary disaster. To have a revolution in the name of a cause for which people are willing to die requires a great deal of loyalty and commitment. That kind of intense loyalty seems to be an all or nothing thing. You're either with the cause all the way, or you're part of the problem. Relatively minor points of theory or organization become as important as the original cause. Such a cognitive style doesn't encourage compromise. So if the revolution succeeds you wind up with warring factions, armed and trained fighters, who turn on one another. That's what happened in Russia and India, and that's what happened in Ireland. It's like the concept of inertia in physics. An armed movement just rolls right along in the same state of motion unless acted upon by external forces, which were lacking in Ireland in the 1920s.

The movie doesn't compromise much either, for whatever reasons. Collins isn't exactly a likeable kind of guy. He's responsible for the IRA's tactic of assassination of British authority figures. The sight of a couple of helpless guys getting their brains blown out in public isn't too appetizing. Not that the Tans come off that well either, summarily hanging people and whatnot. But Neeson plays Collins as a kind of passionately dumb brute, by no means a conventional hero. He's a whirlwind of motion, not a sly politician like De Valera (Rickman). Neeson is honest to a fault -- and it may just BE a fault. Running a government is the kind of thing that a manipulator like De Valera would be good at, but not Collins. After the revolution succeeds there is no place for firebrands, as Tom Paine and Trotsky found out. Social movements may be animated by charismatic figures but the organization that results is run by bureaucrats, as was Christianity, beginning with Jesus but getting organized by St. Paul.

It's a fairly balanced movie, although, to be sure, there are no good Brits in it. At the same time there are a lot of unlikable Paddies. It's well worth seeing for the light it casts on some complicated history, and for the performances of Neeson, Quinn, and Rickman.

Liam Neeson powerful
In 1916 Dublin, Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), Harry Boland (Aidan Quinn), and Éamon de Valera (Alan Rickman) are among the captured rebels in the Easter Rising. After being released, they are politically active. De Valera and the political leadership get arrested. Collins is tipped off by double agent police detective Ned Broy (Stephen Rea). Collins goes into hiding with his best friend Boland. He meets his love Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts). Collins and Boland lead a guerrilla war against the British forces. De Valera takes Boland with him to work diplomatically. Eventually, the Brits relent and De Valera sends Collins to negotiate. Collins returns with home rule and splitting off Northern Ireland with De Valera opposing him. In 1922, the Anglo-Irish Treaty is approved. De Valera and his men resign taking Boland with them. They start their own revolt against the Irish Free State Army headed by Collins.

This is an expansive epic historical drama. Liam Neeson leads this with his powerful presence. He looms over this movie like the leading man that he is. The actors are all great although Julia Roberts does stick out a little. It would have been more fitting to have an Irish lass. The movie does try to fit a lot into two hours. Some of it can feel a bit disjointed. Liam Neeson is big enough to tie it all together. It would also be nice for him to have a constant foil. Whether or not he deserves it historically, the movie seems to make De Valera Collins' foil. It would be great to fully embrace the conflict and give De Valera more screen time. Make this Collins versus De Valera.
📹 Michael Collins full movie HD download 1996 - Liam Neeson, Richard Ingram, Martin Murphy, John Kenny, Ronan McCairbre, Michael Dwyer, Frank O'Sullivan, Ian Hart, Aidan Quinn, Gary Whelan, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Sean McGinley, Jer O'Leary - USA, UK, Ireland. 📀