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Braveheart by Mel Gibson

Braveheart (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Mel Gibson (Director), Mel Gibson (Producer), Randall Wallace (Writer), Bruce Davey (Producer), Alan Ladd (Producer)5 more, Mel Gibson (Actor), Patrick McGoohan (Actor), Sophie Marceau (Actor), Catherine McCormack (Actor), Brendan Gleeson (Actor)

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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.
Authors:Mel Gibson (Director)
Other authors:Mel Gibson (Producer), Randall Wallace (Writer), Bruce Davey (Producer), Alan Ladd (Producer), Mel Gibson (Actor)4 more, Patrick McGoohan (Actor), Sophie Marceau (Actor), Catherine McCormack (Actor), Brendan Gleeson (Actor)
Info:Paramount Pictures, 1995
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Braveheart [1995 film] by Mel Gibson (Actor/Director/Producer) (1995)



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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (IMDb) ( )
  DrLed | Nov 4, 2017 |
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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