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Braveheart by Mel Gibson

Braveheart (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Mel Gibson (Diretor), James Robinson (Ator), Sean Lawlor (Ator), Sandy Nelson (Ator), James Cosmo (Ator)1 more, Sean McGinley (Ator)

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Authors:Mel Gibson (Diretor)
Other authors:James Robinson (Ator), Sean Lawlor (Ator), Sandy Nelson (Ator), James Cosmo (Ator), Sean McGinley (Ator)
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Braveheart [1995 film] by Mel Gibson (Actor/Director/Producer) (1995)



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A Medieval farmer leads a revolt after his wife is killed.

I just don't get it. Okay, there are some great action scenes, but those are just a tiny portion of the movie. Why do so many people love this stuff? Is it because it comes to a grinding halt every few minutes for a shot of Mel Gibson posing heroically against a majestic backdrop? That's it, isn't it?

Concept: B
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: D
Pacing: F
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: C
Music: D

Enjoyment: C minus

GPA: 1.8/4 ( )
  comfypants | Feb 14, 2016 |
Didn't watch this for a long time because it's sooo long. Rousing story, well acted, well directed. Take half a star off it for having a gorgeous French actress in it and never taking her clothes off. The fight scenes are graphic and intense. I think it was a mistake to have his voice-over at the end, after he'd died. It's hard to think of Mel Gibson anymore without all that personal crap getting in the way. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Feb 16, 2015 |
OK, first of all, I know as history this absolutely positively stinks. On the Wiki, I found out that in 2009, the film ranked second on a list of "most historically inaccurate movies" in The Times." Probably the biggest blooper was the affair Princess Isabella supposedly had with Wallace--at that time in history she was three years old and her son Edward was born seven years after Wallace died. And the list of small things this got wrong is endless. But hey, it's a great story (with emphasis on story) and a very watchable film with lots of adventure and visibly striking scenes. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Sep 16, 2013 |
Why did I ever think there was anything worthwhile about cavemen movies. Ugh. ( )
  lnlamb | Apr 25, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gibson, MelActor/Director/Producerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, RandallScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, RandallScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Armstrong, AlunActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bannen, IanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cosmo, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cox, BrianActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flanagan, TommyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gleeson, BrendanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanly, PeterActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horner, JamesComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lawlor, SeanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macfadyen, AngusActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marceau, SophieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCormack, CatherineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGoohan, PatrickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murtagh, JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, DavidActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives.
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This is the 1995 film Braveheart.
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A stupendous historical saga, Braveheart won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for star Mel Gibson. He plays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish commoner who unites the various clans against a cruel English King, Edward the Longshanks (Patrick McGoohan). The scenes of hand-to-hand combat are brutally violent, but they never glorify the bloodshed. There is such enormous scope to this story that it works on a smaller, more personal scale as well, essaying love and loss, patriotism and passion. Extremely moving, it reveals Gibson as a multitalented performer and remarkable director with an eye for detail and an understanding of human emotion. (His first directorial effort was 1993's Man Without a Face.) The film is nearly three hours long and includes several plot tangents, yet is never dull. This movie resonates long after you have seen it, both for its visual beauty and for its powerful story. --Rochelle O'Gorman

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William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.

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