Critic Review - Film.com

Braveheart opts to turn cowardly, settling for the magnification of Gibson's idol status, forfeiting the complex, more nebulous magnificence of the real Sir William Wallace and virtually excising the strategic brilliance of Robert The Bruce.

January 1, 2000 | Comments (6)
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Dave O.

Dave Oros

What in the fuck are you talking about....

Feb 9 - 08:54 PM

Elliott Nichols

Elliott Nichols

Oh shut up you circumlocutive asshole and just say what you mean.

Aug 5 - 11:21 AM

Mike Senger

Mike Senger

After viewing the film again a couple more times with this review in mind, I have to say that you, as well as your fellow critics who said similar things, are dead wrong on the point of the film downplaying the brilliance of Robert Bruce. If anything, it most likely portrays Bruce's rise to heroism more accurately than any other account.

My two cents is that the greatness of this film only becomes more profound with time, regardless of what you may think of Gibson. Unlike your review, some things in life are really much simpler than many would have you believe: medieval nobles were, in fact, sniveling, power-hungry despots who had lost sight of anything in life other than the pursuit of money. (Not so hard to imagine given the events of the last few years). This is the story of how William Wallace helped save his country in spite of that, and how Robert Bruce managed to rise above that.

You can take your Ben-Hur and other epics with little inbred Hollywood pretty-boys pretending they know something about the world. This film tells a story that will stick with you forever. Pure brilliance. Case closed.

Aug 21 - 04:32 PM

T.q. Warren

T.q. Warren

Another stupid critic spewing his own bullshit for his own entertainment. There is no special education you need to be a film critic. All you need is a jealous attitude, half a brain, a GED, no taste, and a limited vocabulary. With those qualifications, you, dear sir, are a FABULOUS critic!!!!

Sep 9 - 09:12 AM

Joe Carverson

Joe Carverson

clueless egghead

Nov 24 - 04:11 PM

Peteypoo

Rob Schneider

If I want to watch a documentary about Robert the Bruce... wait no I'm never going to want that

Dec 1 - 01:40 AM

Ethan Coggeshall

Ethan Coggeshall

Just come out and say it!!!!!: It wasn't politically correct enough for you

Jan 10 - 07:56 PM

Turgan Enturgan

Turgan Enturgan

All these comments make me feel that Braveheart is a religion and those who don't agree with this critic's review are the fundamentalists.

Jul 20 - 07:18 AM

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