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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While I’m no historian (shocking, I know.), I do know that Scotland tends to have an odd relationship with their sister country England, which makes up another big part of the United Kingdom. Now, a new Netflix film from Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie is set to chronicle one period of struggle between the two nations.

But how accurate will this film be, historically-speaking. I do question its validity, since it claims it will be telling an “untold story” of Robert the Bruce, who helped regain Scotland’s place as an independent country. One other strike against it is the casting of Chris Pine. While Pine is a fine actor, our resident Scot Cam Clark was none too happy about the role not going to a Scottish actor.

Below is the official synopsis for Outlaw King:

“The untold, true story of Robert The Bruce who transformed from defeated nobleman, to reluctant King, to outlaw hero over the course of an extraordinary year. Forced into battle in order to save his family, his people and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies a ragtag group of men to face off against the wrath of the world’s strongest army lead by the ferocious King Edward 1 and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales.”

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SOURCE: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.