Highlander Synopsis
A New Yorker (Christopher Lambert) beheads a swordsman, continuing a battle of immortals.
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Variety

Director Russell Mulcahy can’t seem to decide from one scene to the next whether he’s making a sci-fi, thriller, horror, music video or...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
About halfway through the violent, fantasy adventure Highlander, one character talks about how it was the custom during ancient times to...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Highlander's flashy style is the cinematic equivalent of a Las Vegas chorus line: always kicking. Without Lambert, who displays an...
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The New York Times

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Since none of the characters makes sense even on the movie's own terms, Highlander keeps on exploding for almost two hours, with nothing at...
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25

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
Mulcahy has style to burn, but he may well have used the script to light it, for Highlander almost never makes any sense. [11 Mar 1986,...
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Washington Post

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The camera style is grotesquely overwrought, a relentless exercise in technique for technique's sake. It's all here, folks: fancy wipes,...
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10

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
In spite of a sturdy cast and dazzling production design, Highlander is stultifyingly, jaw-droppingly, achingly awful.[11 Mar 1986, p.5]
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The movie that started it all

By MongrolMan
This is the movie that started the series. It rocks....

Amazing

By Phronc
What can I say, this has got to be one of the best movies of all time and definitely one of the best Fantasy movies ever. The sword fights, the flashbacks, the drama, and the acting... all top notch....

Highlander is Awesome

By RangerMatt
The thesis written by senior film student at UCLA (Gregory Widen) turned out to be one of the winningest concepts in the history of Sci Fi. Best not to try an explain every detail of the concept which...

AWESOME

By dimashki
The 70mm print had a different ending, and some additional moments! These scenes aren't available anywhere (on the Blu-Ray, DVD, or VHS releases). Sure hope the American Cinematheque shows it again!...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Very violent, time-tripping immortality fantasy.
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