The Patriot

The Patriot

The Patriot

Mel Gibson plays American Civil War hero Benjamin Martin, who's forced to take up arms again when his family is torn apart by the savage British redcoats during the American Revolution.

He recruits a band of reluctant volunteers, including his idealistic young son (Heath Ledger), and begins a daring and dangerous assault on the British forces in a fight for freedom and revenge.

2000Rating: R15, contains depicts graphic and realistic war scenes158 minsUSA, Germany
DramaWar
Director:
Roland Emmerich ('Independence Day', '2012', 'Godzilla', 'The Day After Tomorrow')
Cast:
Mel GibsonRene AuberjonoisTom WilkinsonChris CooperJoely RichardsonTcheky KaryoHeath LedgerJason Isaacs

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The Patriot / Reviews

Salon

Salon

A grand yarn with a sense of the weight of history and an awareness that the winners are often those who have lost the most.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Emmerich's battle scenes may look authentic... but in every other way the film is long, empty and bogus.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

A huge, bloody, 2-hour-and-40-minute battle epic, lavishly appointed and beautifully shot.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Gibson gives a mechanically precise but soulless performance in which he seems more concerned with how he looks than what his character is thinking or feeling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A gruesome hybrid, a mix of sentimentality and brutality that suggests a Lethal Weapon movie directed by Norman Rockwell.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

There's no majesty, no tragedy, no feeling here; it's all FX and costuming and casting directors.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

A movie of cornball sentiment, humorously anachronistic dialogue, and expensive Colonial Williamsburg sets.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It is rousing and entertaining, and you get your money's worth, but there isn't an idea in it that will stand up to thoughtful scrutiny.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The film is undeniably handsome... but no cliche is left unturned.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The Patriot is never completely satisfying.

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