The Patriot

2000 "Some things are worth fighting for."
7.2| 2h45m| R| en| More Info
Released: 28 June 2000 Released
Producted By: Columbia Pictures
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After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

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Sexyloutak Absolutely the worst movie.
Zandra The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
Marva It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
Geraldine The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
sokolpepkolaj The patriot is an excellent film both on the side of the cast and on the plot, which hides a very deep meaning behind the protagonist (Mel Gibson). I strongly recommend seeing it to everyone. good vision :)
calynn-76801 This movie is gruesome at times, but it is fantastic. It is definately inaccurate historically, but it is badass so i can live with it.
contactphilosopher I remember watching this film 2/3 times. Mel Gibson really rules the world. The film is about the independence of South Carolina and the ruthless rulers of England. The film portrays the definite struggle of a man, Mel Gibson, who knows what war, rebellion and blood shed is all about. He removes his family from all those hurdles, but...... rebellion knocks his door.Each scene is portrayed in a clear manner, a person's struggle to create a militia and then launch a strategic war against the mighty English people. It is a clean film and you can watch with your family. The film does not depict any scene of torture or grotesque blood shed. You would really feel your adrenalin growing with the final war scene.Great watch !!
vincentlynch-moonoi If we could only preserve one film about the American Revolution, I would nominate this film. I know some here rant about historical inaccuracies, but I'm not sure merely the facts really tell the story of what I think is most important -- but not always as visual as is needed for a motion picture. There are many ways to tell the story of the American Revolution. Non-fiction. Fiction. Biographies. Film. All (and more) tell a part of the story. And the important story that this film tells is of sacrifice for country. I can read casualty reports, but numbers don't tell that story as well as personal accounts or even fictional accounts. So some of you could dwell in your boring history texts and argue over tiny maneuvers on battlefields (and I've probably visited as many Revolutionary War battlefields as almost any of you), but I'll take human stories...even if they are just stories.I was a little sad watching this film because I was reminded of what a fine actor Mel Gibson WAS. Not really one of my favorites, although he rarely let a film audience down. Don't misunderstand me. All of his troubles were a result of his own actions and words, and for that I have no sympathy. But still, he turned in a number of memorable performances in his acting career.Mel Gibson's acting here is excellent. Perhaps the best of his career, although "The Year Of Living Dangerously" is another favorite of mine.For my money, this is Heath Ledger's best film, as well. What a shame he left us so soon. Tom Wilkinson is excellent -- as always -- as Lord Cornwallis.I'm not going to single out the child actors, but they were all very good.Jason Isaacs is excellent as the most-hated Brit in the story. Chris Cooper is very good in his small but important role as a Continental Army colonel. Tchéky Karyo is interesting French officer. René Auberjonois, as the pastor, over-acted, as usual.So, sit back. Forget the textbook stuff about the Revolutionary War and just enjoy a finely written and performed and filmed story that is dedicated to sacrifice.