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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Robert the Bruce can certainly find an audience with people who feel compelled to check out any movie related to Scottish history. For everyone else, the film is worth watching if you don't mind seeing an inferior spinoff to Braveheart.
As a clear passion project of Macfadyen... it's satisfying to see something so personal as this cross the finish line, make it out to a wide international audience, and ultimately be a film worth all of that investment.
The use of traditional music lends additional authenticity; Mel Elias's score is excellent. Writers Macfadyen and Eric Belgau have done Robert the Bruce's epic struggle for independence cinematic justice...
If you are interested in the continuing story of Scottish independence, prepare for a scaled down take... Perhaps your mileage may vary depending on how invested you are in the character of Robert the Bruce fulfilling his destiny.