Michael Collins is the story of
well... Michael Collins who was a political activist in Ireland
early last century.
Michael Collins, who is played
brilliantly by Liam Neeson takes part in the Easter Rising of 1916
against the British. After the Irish surrender to the British he is
sent to jail, upon release he becomes something of an olden day IRA
On the opposite side of the coin is
Eamon de Valera the President of the Irish Republic who is played
brilliantly by Allan Rickman.
After a massacre of many British
soldiers, the British obviously retaliate and massacre many IRA
After the massacre, Michael Collins
goes to England to broker a treaty which is accepted by the people
but not by his own government.
This movie is solidly written but
is let down by some sloppy direction in places. The movie also drags
on a little bit too long, but there is certainly nothing wrong with
the acting talent assembled with includes Julia Roberts & Aidan
Quinn to name but a few.