Braveheart

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Paramount Pictures, Icon Productions and Ladd Company Released 1995

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Director:
Mel Gibson
Released:
1995
Rating:
R

Braveheart is a 1995 drama starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace, Scotland's famed freedom fighter from the First War of Scottish Independence. Wallace knew from a young age the pains of England's tyrannous rule over Scotland-his father and older brother died at the hands of King Edward's men. As a grown man Wallace intends to stay out of trouble with England's laws. He's a formidable fighter, but his intentions go no further than marrying his childhood sweetheart and living a farmer's life. All that changes when his new bride is brutalized by the King's soldiers, provoking Wallace to rise up against them. Tales of his tragedy and bravery are told throughout Scotland, and soon Wallace is the figurehead of a full-scale Scottish revolt. Mel Gibson also directs this epic historical biopic, which features music by James Horner. Braveheart received ten Academy Award nominations and won five, including Best Picture and Best Director

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times

    One of the most spectacular entertainments in years.

  • 80

    Variety

    The sort of massive vanity piece that would be easy to disparage if it didn't essentially deliver.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    Never tries to confuse our loyalties or question the strategies of our hero or bring home the all-embracing soul-destroying horrors of war for all sides. Braveheart may be rip-roar...

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    classical score, Historical, bloody and violent, good vs. evil, legendary people