“David Mackenzie is a great Scottish director who hasn’t really made a film set in Scotland in years.
“In 2003, he emerged with Young Adam (starring Ewan McGregor), a moody yarn set in 1950s Glasgow, but since then has only occasionally revisited his native land.
“His most recent films—the English prison drama Starred Up and the Texas bank-robber thriller Hell or High Water—were some of his best.
“But with Outlaw King, Mackenzie returns to his homeland to tackle one of its biggest legends: Scotland’s medieval battle for independence.
“It’s a tale that’s been covered before, most notably by Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning hit Braveheart.”
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