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Highlander (1986) Movie Information

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Highlander (1986)
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Overall Rank:

2189

Avg. Rating:

2.77/4

# of Ratings:

209

Genres:

Action, Fantasy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/07/1986

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Actors:

Christopher Lambert
Roxanne Hart
Clancy Brown
Sean Connery
Jon Polito
Beatie Edney

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

As he tries to keep one step ahead of the New York City police, who believe him to be a suspect in a murder in the parking garage of Madison Square Garden, a man born in the 1500's battles another immortal who tried to kill him centuries ago.

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Matthew Brady 02/27/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

"There only shall be one". As he tries to keep one step ahead of the New York City police, who believe him to be a suspect in a murder in the parking garage of Madison Square Garden, a man born in the 1500's battles another immortal who tried to kill him centuries ago. This movie is a action fantasy flick that the movie screams bad-ass all the way thought.

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mitchellyoung 06/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A cult classic of a film that succeeds on the innate silliness of its plot and action. Like other films of cult status (Big Trouble in Little China comes to mind), Highlander walks a thin line between macabre horror and tongue-in-cheek cheesiness that, somehow, provides a fun, funny, and often exciting adventure tale.

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Snoogans 03/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I understand why the film has achieved cult status. It has all the right elements, but the story needed a little more work. Something about it just didn't grow on me like all the rest who recommended I watch it. I still enjoyed it some, though.

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CJP 09/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Action: 3 / 3, Comedy: 0.5 / 2, Good vs Evil: 1 / 1, Love/Sex: 1 / 1, Special Effects: 0.5 / 1, Plot: 1 / 1, Music: 1 / 1. Overall 8 / 10 or 80%, which is 3 / 4 stars per my rating formula. Immortals seeking the ultimate reward in addition to their eternal life sword fight their way through an enjoyable, original though flawed New York.

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12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A race of immortals who have been living amongst us through the centuries are destined to fight to the death to claim "The Prize". With its formula of large men with phallic weapons lopping each others heads off in modern day New York City to a Brian May guitar riff, Highlander is one of those films that could only have been made in the 80s. The "modern day" scenes have actually aged rather badly thanks to some ropey effects, TV standard photography and dodgy score, but the real joy of Highlander is in the brilliant concept which is only really explored in the best parts of the film; the flashbacks. These are done so very well, and the presence of Sean Connery as Connor's mentor raises the film above its otherwise dubious pedigree. There's great chemistry between the stars and Clancy Brow...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  The M.O.W.
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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A cult classic that fizzles

"Conner Macleod" (Christopher Lambert in his most famous role) is unlike any other man. He is an immortal, born in Scotland in the early-1500's. Four centuries later, he is in New York City, as an antique dealer who the police suspect him for murder in the underground parking lot under Madison Square Garden as a professional wrestling show is going on in the "World's Most Famous Arena."

Now, falling in love with an antique weapons expert who the police hired in the case he is wanted in connection with, he must face the immortal (Clancy Brown) who almost killed him centuries ago.

This movie has completely missed the mark. Although the plot is pretty weak, it is well written. The script only touches the subplots, and barely expands them. One thing that could have been greatly expand...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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