Robert the Bruce

Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Ponderous Braveheart "sequel" has sporadic graphic violence.

NR 2020 124 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Dont listen to the nay sayers, this movie is excellent

Many have commented about this movie vs the outlaw king. I can only say that the other movie outlaw king appears(I am not going to watch it) to be explicit, unhistorical, and one of those modern take on the story where they apply modern viewpoints and attitutes(I could say worldly) and superimpose them on historical story. On the other hand Robert the bruce on the other hand, is a healthy movie, in that the view of war,sex, relationships, and what is right is healthily portrayed. God is not reduced, mocked or considered irrelevant to the battle against actual right and wrong; yet is portrayed in a honoring way. At the very least this is more historically precise, given the strong beliefs that were likely present at the time. Additionally, when wrong is done it is felt keenly, and when the bruce is betrayed the pain and lead up to it is incredibly tense. Some have bagged this movie as lacking in action, and that it wastes time explaining the bruce's healing and recovery. This is nonsense. its increadible dont listen to them, the earlier part of the movie is increadibly necessary to empathize with the characters, and to build context for any kind of story. the acting is excellent, and the historical context, while mostly in villages and forest seems to portray the life of the time well. People actually stand up for what is right and want to try do what is good, even in the midst of corruption and betrayal.

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age 6+

Smart, sensitive and enriching

This film hits the mark on many levels. It is historically accurate and therefore educational, It’s compelling and intriguing, entertaining and carries an positive message in a way that draws the viewer in and is not preachy. Whether a date night or family night this Is worth your time and will provoke wonderful conversations.

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Movie Details

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