Plunkett & Macleane
Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

A historical comedy that applies a 1990's mindset to a tale of crime in the 1740's, Plunkett and Macleane stars Robert Carlyle as Will Plunkett and Jonny Lee Miller as Capt. James Macleane. Plunkett is a druggist who has gone broke… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a film overgrown with so many directorial flourishes that the heroes need machetes to hack their way to within view of the audience. It's not enough to want to make a movie. You have to know why, and let the audience in on your thinking.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

The best argument ever made for the carpet bombing of Hollywood.

Scott Weinberg

What the hell did I just watch?

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Angie Errigo
Radio Times

There are some spirited moments, but this is mostly a chaotic jumble of style over substance.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A two-bit action movie masquerading as legitimate filmmaking.

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Michael Dequina

A rollicking time at the movies, if not exactly enlightening.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

The anachronisms...force us to separate historical accuracy from the shadow it casts of a living spectacle, and Scott manages this task entirely with drollness instead of didacticism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A gentleman who is down on his luck teams up with a peasant highwayman in a plan to identify and rob the effete aristocracy of their ill-gotten gains. Plunkett… More
Sarah Burton
It may be flawed, but true perfection is imperfect right? I love the gritty realism of the situation, period, and Carlyle's and Lee Miller's… More
Cynthia S.
People keep comparing this to A Knights Tale. Knights Tale was sooooo much better. This movie I just found annoying most of the time. Not a bad movie, but just… More
Leo L
A personal favorite.
Marion Ravenwood
Very generic even though it tries hard not to be. I just found most of what was going on screen very unnecessary and puffy, it was just icing there was no… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Stylish and fun! This is one of those movies you either love or hate. I love it. Normally I can't stand periods pieces with a contemporary flair, but… More