Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Offeris an exhilarating, and occasionally touching, experience that has viewers leaving the theater caught up in an afterglow of wonder. These days, heros like William Wallace are as rare as motion picture displays of this high, uncompromising quality. Read full review
Tempers moments of despair with deliriously romantic passages abetted by James Horner's traditionally lush score and photography by John Toll ("Legends of the Fall's" Oscar winner). Read full review
Startlingly vigorous and entertaining piece of work. Read full review
At its best, it's an exhilaratingly grandiose Highland fling. [24 May 1995, Tempo, p.1] Read full review
An action epic with the spirit of the Hollywood swordplay classics and the grungy ferocity of "The Road Warrior." Read full review
Despite a formidable effort and occasional grace, there's something cowardly about Braveheart -- it's an aspiring giant with a diminutive soul. Read full review
Braveheart features some of the most enthralling combat sequences in years, and the excessive ferocity of the violence is part of the thrill. Read full review
His film would benefit from more subtlety and tighter editing, but as both director and star, Gibson takes the story by the hilt and plunges forward, as single-minded as Wallace screaming into battle. Read full review
A massive, sweaty, frequently silly epic that nevertheless delivers enough brute pleasure to pass a rainy afternoon. Read full review
Braveheart comes up short by beating the drums of human treachery and violence so loudly they become assaults. Read full review
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