Plunkett & Macleane Review
By Christopher Null
In 18th century Britain, they sure did have a lot of fireworks and loud rock 'n' roll music...
Jake Scott's MTV-ized Barry Lyndon gives us Miller and Carlyle as a duo of "gentleman highwaymen" who rob from the rich and spend all the winnings on nice clothes. The movie's not bad until halfway through, when the hunt for the duo intensifies and Liv Tyler's mopy character enters the scene, ultimately turning the film into an imitation of Robin Hood. No surprise that Plunkett & Macleane (hey, dig that snappy title) didn't really click at the box office.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 2nd April 1999
Distributed by: Nitestar Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Fresh: 7 Rotten: 21
Cast & Crew
Starring: Jonny Lee Miller as Captain James Macleane, Robert Carlyle as Will Plunkett, Liv Tyler as Lady Rebecca Gibson, Ken Stott as Thief Taker General Chance, Michael Gambon as Lord Gibson, Alan Cumming as Lord Rochester, Alexander Armstrong as Winterburn, Ben Miller as Dixon, Tommy Flanagan as Eddie, Iain Robertson as Rob, David Walliams as Viscount Bilston, Matt Lucas as Sir Oswald, Noel Fielding as Brothel Gent, Claire Rushbrook as Lady Estelle Darcy, Terence Rigby as Harrison, Nicholas Farrell as MP's Secretary, Tom Ward as MP, Stephen Walters as Dennis, Neve McIntosh as Liz