Braveheart Synopsis
A Scotsman (Mel Gibson) leads a revolt against the English king (Patrick McGoohan).
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By James Berardinelli
Offeris an exhilarating, and occasionally touching, experience that has viewers leaving the theater caught up in an afterglow of wonder....
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Tempers moments of despair with deliriously romantic passages abetted by James Horner's traditionally lush score and photography by John...
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Mr. Showbiz

Startlingly vigorous and entertaining piece of work.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
At its best, it's an exhilaratingly grandiose Highland fling. [24 May 1995, Tempo, p.1]
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An action epic with the spirit of the Hollywood swordplay classics and the grungy ferocity of "The Road Warrior."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Despite a formidable effort and occasional grace, there's something cowardly about Braveheart -- it's an aspiring giant with a diminutive...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Braveheart features some of the most enthralling combat sequences in years, and the excessive ferocity of the violence is part of the...
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Baltimore Sun

His film would benefit from more subtlety and tighter editing, but as both director and star, Gibson takes the story by the hilt and...
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TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
A massive, sweaty, frequently silly epic that nevertheless delivers enough brute pleasure to pass a rainy afternoon.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Braveheart comes up short by beating the drums of human treachery and violence so loudly they become assaults.
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My all-time favorite movie

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By gladiator 12
One of the best movies of the 20th century next to Die Hard, The Godfather, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, First Blood and Leathel Weapon 2....


By tavfam
classic, loved the midnight showing...

Five Word Review

One of the best ever...

Best Movie Ever

By mommyROCKS
This movie is BRILLIANT! I reccomend this movie to anyone just remember to to have a klennex box at arms length...

Epic Win

By tradetekpublishing
This is the best movie evah!!!!!!!! Kids 12 and up are more than welcome to see this movie!!!!!!!!! See it!!!!!!!!!!! Now!!!!!!!!!!!...

Moving Touching Action Adventure Mel Gibsons best

By the_flick_reviewing_king
This Midevil battle drama was the dawn of a new style of battle which inspired many others. Mel Gibson the main actor gave an oscar worthy performance as william wallace. I found the drama...

First time seeing, but deffinatley not the last

By Scoot M16
I thought this movie had a lot of action and drama which i loved, and i thought Mel Gibsons scottish accent was pretty good. My favorite part of the movie was deffinatley the 13 mins of straight...

History brought to life in a mesmerizing and brutal way!

By Dominic LeRose
Fighting for freedom an't always go the peaceful Gandhi way. In order for true freedom in brutal times to come as peaceful as possible, revenge was essential. During the 13th century a war hero from...


By Ghostmarine216
this movie was pretty good but not my type of movie....

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Rated R | For Brutal Medieval Warfare
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mel Gibson's Oscared, bloody Scottish spectacle.
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