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Braveheart

Braveheart

1995
Drama
Action
2h 58m
William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. (imdb)
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Braveheart

1995
Drama
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2h 58m
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Rated 08 May 2011
21
1st
Unrelentingly awful exercise in hero worship, and the hero is more Gibson than Wallace. Manly man testosterone-fueled Gibson rousing his troops with not-very-stirring speeches, vanquishing his foes, suffering pain without crying mercy, and taming the enemy princess with his mighty loins. He comes off like a psychopath, reveling in heaps of violence, smugly smirking over his own awesomeness. Incredibly simplistic, almost childlike view of good guys and bad guys. Exceedingly unpleasant to watch.
Rated 04 Mar 2016
95
91st
Yeah, OK, it's far more myth than history, but (a) how could it not be? and (b) who cares? It's still a badass and rousing epic that taps in to the "hell yeah!" part of every red-blooded male, and looks absolutely fantastic doing it. Amazing score, too.
Rated 14 Oct 2008
95
98th
Gorgious movie of a true story. I like such films about history and what a brilliant performance of Mel Gibson, ideal actor for this movie. Great !!!
Rated 19 Aug 2008
65
99th
God help those who don't love this film.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
95
99th
Epic. The only word to describe this movie. Mel Gibson does an extraordinary job portraying William Wallace in this classic tale. capturing both the gritty, violent, insane side and the tender, loving, caring sensitive side of Wallace. I cannot recommend this cinematic adventure highly enough. If you are a man and haven't seen this yet, pull down your pants, make sure your dick is still there and then go see this movie!
Rated 24 Feb 2007
95
99th
Probably the best pacing/editing of a 3 hour movie, ever. Certainly the best score, by James Horner. And I love how people act like this has to live up to some journalistic litmus test. We can barely write down contemporary history correctly, now we're questioning the veracity of shit that happened 700 years ago? This an excellently crafted story of a folk hero, not a documentary. And Angus MacFadyen...haven't seen him before or since, but goddamn he did some shit in this movie.
Rated 23 Sep 2014
53
9th
The number of reviews praising it's "masculinity" show just how misogynist many of the users of this site are. Male Power Fantasies are childish and stupid reasons to make a film and do not deserve, especially when it's the fantasy of a racist homophobe like Mel Gibson. Even if the horrendous historical inaccuracy is excused, with it's poor writing and directing it's still the worst modern film to ever win Best Picture. The musical score is pretty good, though.
Rated 16 Oct 2008
100
98th
Mel Gibson's pinnacle! A great depiction of a historical epic that should be mentioned in one breath with Ben Hur and Spartacus. Epic battles, epic speeches, and an epic ending to inspire.
Rated 15 Aug 2007
96
95th
Every time I say Braveheart is legitmately one of the greatest movies of all time there's always someone who thinks I'm being ridiculous. I can't understand how this isn't widely considered to be nearly perfect in every way. From the spellbinding acting to the phenomenal battle sequences and drama, Braveheart is a real treat to say the least. I don't feel bad that people look at me strange for liking it so much but more I feel bad that they couldn't enjoy a movie I believe to be a true
Rated 24 Jul 2016
3
38th
Mel Gibson directed a film that's entirely about how good he is at slaying people and pussy.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
90th
I've heard that the accuracy is sketchy at best, but it's still a very good/entertaining movie. For all of the flack Mel Gibson receives, he's excellent here. The battles look amazing
Rated 02 Dec 2008
95
98th
Oh... I can't even begin with how much I like this one. Seriously, any time it's on, I'll watch it or pop in the DVD, because I HAVE to see it all. The battle sequences are probably the best ever filmed, the Irishman one the greatest secondary characters, and the ending one of the best ever. So what if they fudged with facts a lot? That's why it's a movie and not a documentary. Oh, and women are beautiful. Heck, the whole movie is.
Rated 24 Jan 2007
41
10th
Up yours Gibson.
Rated 28 Jun 2008
100
99th
Simply one of the greatest movies ever..... had funny moments sad moments and great action moments.
Rated 10 Jan 2010
17
9th
Did an Englishman rape Mel Gibson's father or something?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
82nd
Braveheart is an emotional and action-packed epic. Mel Gibson gives an incredibly heartfelt performance as William Wallace. There isn't much else to say that isn't obvious. Really good!
Rated 25 Sep 2010
75
92nd
While I didn't feel it was a best picture type film, it was definitely entertaining. Why are people so concerned about historical accuracy? Were you there? Like one guy wrote down something he probably heard second or third hand about Wallace and it's now fact. Who gives a shit?
Rated 27 Sep 2010
45
18th
The majority of the beginning and the fight scenes were good, but I was completely bored with the rest of it. Needs to be seen because of all the pop-cultural references this film generates, but otherwise it's an overrated film I don't care to see again.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
52
22nd
Follows all of the key requirements of a war epic all the while assaulting the senses and obliterating the mind. Mel Gibson is a charismatic performer, but Randall Wallace commits some grave sins in the scriptwriting department.
Rated 27 Mar 2007
75
90th
Watched on a rainy high school day with friends for the first time without the fee. The movie has more to offer behind the scenes than on the scenes. Hardships shooting with crowds on rainy terrain shows trasparently. Maybe not that deep or true to history but is a passionate achievement. Can be deciphered as the golden rules of being an alpha male. Gibson and his Adam's Apple on the quest to... well "freedom"
Rated 19 Apr 2012
4
0th
Manipulative, formulaic Oscar machine with a senior citizen casting himself as a teenager.
Rated 24 Jun 2008
100
99th
"UNBELIEVABLE" BY MY OPINION THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL-TIME
Rated 15 Aug 2008
93
94th
Mel's greatest achievement and an ode to manliness/violence/freedom. It's as much a film about America as it is the Scottish rebellion. Moreso than an accurate historical piece, it's a folk tale that raises a man of honor to the level of legend. Those that criticize Gibson for glorifying himself as both director and star need to be honest with themselves: you would do the same thing, given the opportunity. With phenomenal battle scenes and a sweeping orchestrated score, it's a bombastic force.
Rated 29 Mar 2011
40
17th
It's fucking nonsense from an historical perspective, and jingoistic nonsense at that, but taken on the level of empty-headed spectacle it's well made and engaging, if cliched and supremely unsubtle.
Rated 17 Aug 2015
35
3rd
A film set entirely inside Mel Gibson's penis.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
93rd
Usually a story about men wearing kilts during the 13th century wouldn't interest me, but a strong storyline coupled with an emotional score keeps the movie alive. The only downside is the movie's length and a questionable second relationship.
Rated 29 Jul 2014
90
90th
A classic movie, as it boasts a fantastically masculine, yet inspiring story, with enchanting characters and fine speeches and dialogue. Most of this movie is beyond fantastic as it's star and director, Gibson shine on both fronts. My only complaints are some of the historical innacuracies taking away from the story (history buff so it bothers me), as well as it can get a little dry. Overall, a great, yet historically innacurate movie with a great soundtrack, cast, and direction.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
5th
An embarrassing Good VS. Evil depiction of history. One mustn't use movies as therapy, at least not like that.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
75th
Great battle choreography and a great performance by Mel Gibson make this movie live up to the crazy stuff ardent fans spew about it. You don't need to be Scottish to enjoy this film immensely.
Rated 30 Jul 2014
9
91st
Braveheart for many raises questions on historical accuracy and Mel Gibson's glorification of events. But I couldn't care less because as a piece of filmmaking this film fully deserves to be labelled as epic. The scale is astounding and Mel Gibson to his credit does and equally impressive job on both sides of the camera. And there's more than enough characters, action, drama and romance to justify the lengthy running time. And James Horner's score is simply spectacular. An epic in every sense.
Rated 06 Oct 2010
82
47th
Pretty much what I expected: an epic that prides itself in being epic. A violent, well-paced vision from Gibson with Christian overtones I honestly didn't even care enough to catch while watching. None of this means it's a bad film. Far from it, I was never bored the entire 3 hours. It's just not spectacular.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
98
99th
Top 5 all-time guy flicks
Rated 19 Jun 2013
65
59th
When 'Braveheart' first came out it was hailed as pure epic awesomeness, revered for it's spirit of Scottish bravery and infamous for its brutal depiction of violence. A lot of water under the bridge later and, much like Gibson's renown, it has faded somewhat. The violence has long since been err, 'bested', and these days I'd be tempted to call it a warped Disneyfication of Scottish history. Now I'll go check in the mirror for gray hairs that might have grown while I wrote this. No, not my head.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
66
49th
Real acting in battles > CG, but not that great of a movie.
Rated 22 Feb 2017
8
93rd
Mel Gibson, not content with his Mad Max and Lethal Weapon trilogies, continues his ascent to the status of God Gibson. Pure badassery afoot here people. British soldiers slaughtered by the hundreds. Swordplay and armies, Scottish accents, bagpipe music, skewered horses, moonlit boobs, flouncy prince consorts chucked from tower windows. Only downside is a few lame dream sequences. As for historical accuracy: *faaart* I don't give a fuuuck about historical accuracy, suck on my nuts historians!
Rated 29 May 2007
85
94th
Awesome soundtracks.Sign of James Horner.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
39
10th
Oh no, again some silly peasant turned into fair, just and handsome freedom fighter. This time in medieval England.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
38
6th
Great action setpieces, and it's hard not to be moved by the content in spite of everything, but as a representation of the most defining era in Scottish history this is wilfully moronic.
Rated 20 Nov 2012
66
34th
While a subpar representation of historical fact--even by Hollywood standards--BRAVEHEART is nonetheless a generally engaging film with an appealing cast, a charismatic star turn, and gorgeous photography. It is also deeply flawed in its conception, turning William Wallace into a dull cross between Jesus and Superman in a prime example of Gibson's stubbornness, teleology, and poor grasp of nuance. An okay epic, but a fascinating glimpse into its creator's headspace.
Rated 27 May 2008
95
99th
Great story from start to finish. Just a beautiful, touching story, with an ending that gets me everytime.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
94
89th
You can take our lives, but you'll never take our FREEDOM!!!!!111!!!!11one!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
74
55th
Wonderful first half marred by a drawn out and aimless second half, including a superfluous love story and a fairly cheesey ending.
Rated 08 Oct 2007
90
94th
A grand epic, with scenes of fighting in the open country with an amazing reality.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
5
12th
It was shit
Rated 02 Nov 2011
79
64th
I declare primae noctis!
Rated 22 Mar 2008
43
10th
Every single generic epic sterotype there is, all rammed into a trim two and a half hours that I'll never get back.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
92nd
Incredible medieval history told in grand fashion. Story, acting and action is all of the highest level.
Rated 20 Aug 2015
100
91st
Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" is a full-throated, red-blooded battle epic about William Wallace, the legendary Scots warrior who led his nation into battle against the English in the years around 1300. It's an ambitious film, big on simple emotions like love, patriotism and treachery, and avoids the travelogue style of so many historical swashbucklers: Its locations look green, wet, vast, muddy and rugged.
Rated 23 May 2013
92
90th
This movie was great. I loved the epic battles, the gory special effects and all the backstabbing you can handle in this war drama. Mel Gibson is awesome as the rogue William Wallace fighting for Scotland's freedom. In fact one of his best lines is FREEEEEDOM! Well, it's a lot better to hear it than for me to write it out. There are a few good twists in this which kept surprising me throughout this long, long movie. I had to watch it in three installments but it was totally worth it.
Rated 12 Nov 2014
65
33rd
History and politics here are either laughable or hateful but the combat scenes really display Gibson's true area of expertise - insane applications of physical violence. If that's your thing, this is a great piece of gore-theatre but for goodnes' sake just don't come looking for insightful drama or interesting historical perspective. Personally I managed to forgive all the cheesy militaristic chest-pounding & melodrama due to its comedic value. My sense of humour ran out towards the end though.
Rated 09 Apr 2007
94
96th
Gibson's masterpiece. It might not be historically correct, but it's damn fine filmmaking.
Rated 18 Oct 2007
20
3rd
Not impressed. Not even entertained.
Rated 20 Mar 2007
92
96th
A breathtaking, violent epic from Mel Gibson.
Rated 24 Jun 2015
79
25th
Great one time watch.
Rated 09 Feb 2009
85
91st
I long for the days when this was Mel Gibson.
Rated 23 Apr 2014
40
15th
A study in historical fan fiction, beards, face paint and sadism.
Rated 20 Dec 2008
100
99th
Enthralling epic is the definition of what a film like this should be. Amazing battle sequences and gorgeous cinematography underscore one man's belief in freedom- and heroism.
Rated 30 Jan 2013
90
91st
An amazing story; truly a classic.
Rated 09 Jul 2010
96
85th
An epic tale of oppression and the fight for freedom. THe battle scenes are top of the line and the drama is very well done.
Rated 25 Apr 2014
96
97th
Freedom! If you don't like this movie, you are surely a coward and a traitor at heart.
Rated 25 Jan 2010
80
70th
This is a good movie, but it is not good enough to merit it being three hours long (2hrs 56min). I think some stuff could have been cut out. But anyway the movie storyline made a valiant effort to keep you interested all the way through. The first 30-40minutes were slow, but once Gibson's life changes things really get going. Gibson is very good in his role, and the way this whole thing ends is pretty darn strong. I am happy to have finally sat down and watched it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
91st
Great medieval war story, no one has done it better.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
85
83rd
Superb.
Rated 15 Feb 2012
91
98th
I learned to love movies with this film and it will not leave that place in my heart reserved for this, Hoosiers, and The Matrix.
Rated 06 Aug 2009
83
85th
Very well made movie. I don't know the exact historical details myself but many have said the story is very inaccurate. Despite this I really liked it, I thought the acting was excellent and not over the top if you take it for what it is. Gibson did a great job, and that Marceau one is some woman!
Rated 03 Aug 2014
85
42nd
One of Gibson's best.
Rated 15 Jul 2008
94
98th
Freeeeeeeeeeeeedooooooom. I just hope I can have the chance to die like that. Without the torture I guess.
Rated 17 Mar 2008
80
64th
17 Mart 08, 03:00am.&begenmedigim tek noktasi william wallace'e tek taraftan bakmis olmasi.Onu iskoc kahramani, onder ve ezilenlerin dostu haline getirmisler.Belki gercek hayatta oyleydi fakat ingilizlerin zalim ve barbar gosterilmesi, bir dram & biografi filmi icin pek objektif gibi durmuyor.Mel Gibson, bol bol Kurosowa filmleri izlemis savas sahnelerini cekmeden once ve bence cok guzel bir yonetmenlik cikarmis.Genel olarak iyi fakat objektif olmama gibi bir problemi var filmin.bu buyuk eksik.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
15
13th
funny (not intentionally), historically wrong,
Rated 31 Dec 2012
73
38th
I'm kind of surprised by how much I liked this. The visual aesthetic is horrendous, but the battle scenes are fantastic. First two hours fly by but starts to drag a lot in the final hour, up until the last 20 minutes or so. Decent, solid movie. Gibson is actually really good.
Rated 18 May 2009
70
57th
I am not a big fan of Mel Gibson, but this movie is visually stunning. Credits to the director of photography. Great battle sequences, it just gets dragging towards the end.
Rated 07 Jan 2007
85
88th
A teensy bit overdramatic at times, no? Still, it's hard not to like.
Rated 24 Dec 2008
93
98th
Great
Rated 06 Jun 2016
86
87th
Reminded me of historicals of the 40s and 50s: grand scope, rousing speeches, noble drama, highly inaccurate history. The battles are epic, the scenery serene. Gibson's humor is a welcome addition. Timeless cinematic pleasure all around.
Rated 05 Feb 2008
100
99th
Without being able to point out exactly why, this is and has been my favorite movie since its release
Rated 09 Feb 2009
100
93rd
This was a Great movie, widhed it had a part 1 , 2 and 3 and so on
Rated 05 Aug 2011
84
72nd
Epic
Rated 05 Aug 2012
90
98th
The war cry that Mel Gibson uses to get his troops ready for the fight
Rated 20 Dec 2006
95
95th
brave heart rocks
Rated 15 Jan 2009
90
92nd
Loved it, touching, sad, historical, Mel gets a little too much sometimes, but overall really really good. Phenomenal orchestral score.
Rated 20 Oct 2007
80
58th
Tough to rate--revelatory for me as a young person, but now I can see its numerous seams and flaws, most obvious of which is Gibson's penchant for solving problems via dishing out or receiving violence. But the plot contrivances and overuse (or any use, really) of slo-mo are egregious as well. Still, the film retains a soft spot for its earnestness and the many quotations from it that have filtered into family life. This film is and always will be part of me, even as I hold it at a distance.
Rated 12 Jun 2010
100
93rd
great movie, 3 hours passed by in a blink of an eye...
Rated 07 Jul 2016
83
90th
Rated 27 Mar 2014
90
86th
William Wallace...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
63rd
Gibson got an oscar nod for his incredible work here. Sure he's self importnant, but he's great here. From what I've read, the story is not really accurate, but it is very entertaining. Gibson:Braveheart::Costner:Dances with Wolves.
Rated 17 May 2011
79
54th
Distractingly violent and historically dodgy, Mel Gibson's Braveheart justifies its epic length by delivering enough sweeping action, drama, and romance to match its ambition.
Rated 06 Nov 2016
99
90th
1
Rated 06 Mar 2009
92
65th
Awsome epic. Heroic story about a great leader. A must see.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
61st
Classic war movie with guy's junk hanging out.
Rated 01 Feb 2009
90
86th
loved the action and the characters
Rated 19 Mar 2008
90
87th
This movie is stirring, it stirs the soul. Well made, beautiful, Genius.
Rated 19 Mar 2008
80
65th
They cut out his intestines and he hits somebody in the face with a metal thing
Rated 07 Jan 2010
55
33rd
fun, but so rife with historical inaccuracy that i can't stand it...
Rated 16 Mar 2012
75
25th
Entertaining film in a sort of Comedy Central-meets-History Channel version of Scottish history.
Rated 01 Jun 2019
20
5th
scottish people be like och aye i cannae respect women *plays bagpipes*
Rated 24 Nov 2008
100
95th
one of the best ever
Rated 20 Jan 2009
98
99th
Every man dies, not every man really lives.
Rated 20 Oct 2007
90
54th
Hokey, sentimental & factually challenged, this film nevertheless delivers on virtually every level that an action epic is supposed to. Excellent acting (especially from Patrick MacGoohan as a villianous Edward Longshanks) is buoyed by brisk pacing, good cinematography & another exceptional score from James Horner. David O'Hara as Wallace's (fictional?) crazy Irish 2nd steals nearly every scene he is in.
Rated 19 Feb 2015
100
98th
Incredible film making, great acting, this is a true epic
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
91st
Classic.

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