Outlaw King cut by 20 minutes after TIFF premiere

OUTLAW KING -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center
OUTLAW KING -- Acquired via Netflix Media Center /

If you’re looking forward to Steven Cree’s Outlaw King, you may initially be disappointed by this news. The movie has been cut by 20 minutes after the TIFF premiere, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Outlaw King is the latest movie Steven Cree is in. Starring Chris Pine and based on real Scottish history, the movie tells us the tale of Robert the Bruce, one of the most famous kings of Scotland. Since premiering at TIFF, the movie is getting cut by 20 minutes.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, in an attempt to get the movie out at TIFF, the post-production phase was rushed, leaving scenes in that probably didn’t need to be in. One of the issues critics at the film festival had was the length. The 137-minutes is just too long for a Netflix movie.

Filmmaker David MacKenzie didn’t need to hear what the critics were saying because he could feel it during the premiere. According to Deadline, he chose to make the cut to the movie and the Edinburgh premiere will get the first look at the shorter movie. This will be the version released on Netflix in November.

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MacKenzie hasn’t said which sections of the movie he’s cut. Cree fans won’t have to worry, as his part should be a relatively large one in Outlaw King. He plays Seton, who was the brother-in-law to Robert the Bruce, so deserves a bigger part.

The movie is now around 117-minutes and MacKenzie is much happier with the end result.

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Are you excited to see Outlaw King? What do you think about the decision to make cuts? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Outlaw King will be on Netflix on Nov. 9, 2018.