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Review: Chris Pine stars in the ripsnorting Netflix epic ‘Outlaw King’

Review: Chris Pine stars in the ripsnorting Netflix epic ‘Outlaw King’

“Outlaw King” tells a story that is both old and old-fashioned but does it in a decidedly modern way. Cowritten and directed by David Mackenzie, it gives hope to moviegoers who value venerable action genres and will be pleased to see them showing signs of life.

Though Mackenzie’s last film, the Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” was set firmly in the contemporary American West, he is as Scottish as his name implies, and this story of the 14th century journey of storied Scots ruler Robert the Bruce from outlaw to king feels like something he’s been waiting his whole life to take on.

Making excellent use of his “High Water” star Chris Pine as the Bruce, Mackenzie...

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