Michael Collins, the man and the movie, stands tall. The man is a hero whose fighting tactics became a model for other 20th-century struggles, a statesman who negotiated Irelands break with England, a political martyr slain for the great cause he lived and breathed. The movie is an epic triumph as brave and heartfelt as Braveheart (lack Mathews, Newsday) I will never make a more important film, Academy Award winner" Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) says. Only time will tell if he makes a more excitingone. Michael Collins roils with the passions of war furiously waged and peace desperately sought. Liam Neeson (winner of a Venice Film Festival Best Actor Award) plays the title role. Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman and Julia Roberts also deliver vivid performances. They, Jordan and a superb behind-the-cameras team make Michael Collins a man and a movie you wont soon forget.