Braveheart

Braveheart

DVD - 2000
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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.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2000
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780792164937
0792164938
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (177 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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c67macdonald
Jun 21, 2018

In my honest opinion one of Mel Gibson's finest achievements-not only as an actor producer but also as a director- I also loved the sound track-the music added so much to the movie-I purchased the movie and the soundtrack separately and still enjoy every bit of it! I particularly enjoyed the historical aspect of things in this movie as I believe I read somewhere that Mr. Gibson attempted to be as historically accurate as possible- a very fine director and screen writer-much like Stephen King-in the Alfred Hitchcock genre of appearing in movies as cameos etc.

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Les_J
Jun 14, 2018

supposedly, this movie was approved, a retaliation of the jews for being cast out of England, so Hollywood made Scots the heroes.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 13, 2018

Braveheart is an OK film. The movie is about a very interesting topic in history; the wars of scottish independence in Britain. The theme sets the stage for a very good war film and the telling of the life of William Wallace, but the film fails to deliver on most parts. It's extremely ahistorical, with weapons and armours being completely out of the time period, and a lot of the acting is just simply poor. The movie ends up relying on some cheap gags for it to retain any attention from its audience, and this becomes unwatchable, not to mention that the movie is extremely long for the content. 2/5 - @ecozones of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Good movie! William Wallace lives in our hearts!

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patch666
Jul 23, 2017

Masterpiece !!!! truly classic. Everything is great - acting, music, cinematography, editing and incredible batttle scenes and romance. Catherine McCormack is luminous and a reason to start a war !!! 420

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 27, 2017

Braveheart has a gut-wrenching, bone-breaking, sword-thwacking verve.

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MontMoroc
Jun 07, 2017

Extremely entertaining. Mel Gibson at his peak, with a heart wrenching portrayal of a character that he defined with this performance. The length of the movie is no issue at all bc it's entertaining throughout with epic battle scenes and action sequences.

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Maoisdead
Jun 03, 2017

Braveheart, Mel Gibson's richly detailed, Academy Award-winning saga of fierce combat, tender love and the will to risk it all for freedom. In an emotionally charged performance, Gibson is William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who uses the steel o f his sword and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation from the English occupation of Scotland.

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Vrouk
Aug 24, 2016

Yes, it's not entirely historically accurate, like ALL biopics, but the heart of the story is true. Mel Gibson at his finest as both a performer and director. "Our Freedom!" Some of the best battle scenes in cinematic history. It's a shame Mel did one of the few things unforgivable in Hollywood. Mike Tyson is forgiven for his atrocities, but Mel will never be.

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

An epic tale of fighting for freedom. It is a little overlong. The film is nearly 3 hours.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives.

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Narrator: "I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, claimed the throne of Scotland for himself. Scotland's nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to talks of truce - no weapons, one page only. Among the farmers of that shire was Malcolm Wallace, a commoner with his own lands; he had two sons, John and William."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Longshanks: "The trouble with Scotland... is that it's full of Scots."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Longshanks (of his newly instituted Prima Nocte on the Scots): "If we can't get them out... we'll breed them out."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace (to the Scottish nobles): "There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Stephen - the Irishman (to William Wallace, after killing a would-be assassin): "I didn't like him anyway. He wasn't right in the head."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Scottish Commander "Where is thy salute?" William Wallace: "For presenting yourself on this battlefield, I give you thanks." Scottish Commander: "This is our army. To join it, you give homage." William Wallace: "I give homage to Scotland. And if this is your army, why does it go?" Veteran: "We didn't come here to fight for them!" Young Soldier: "Home! The English are too many!" William Wallace: "Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace." Young Soldier: "William Wallace is seven feet tall!" William Wallace: "Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse." (laughter)

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace: "I AM William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?" Veteran: "Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live." William Wallace: "Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! (Scottish army cheers) Alba gu bràth!" ["Scotland forever!"] Army: "ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH!"

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace (to the English Commander): "Here are Scotland's terms. Lower your flags, and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by, to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that, and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Stephen - the Irishman (to William Wallace, in battle): "The Lord tells me he can get ME out of this mess, but he's pretty sure -- you're f*cked." (cackles)

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 10, 2010

Sexual Content: Some brief scenes

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corydee2
Nov 30, 2007

Violence: Large battle scenes, sword fights, quartering, etc.

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sandy365
Sep 08, 2013

sandy365 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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