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Braveheart Reviews

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Well-made but uneven, Braveheart has some grand moments -- but few pertain to Gibson's less than charismatic performance as the resourceful hero.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 24, 2014
Tom Gliatto
People Magazine

The movie is full of battle scenes, all of them interchangeable.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

February 24, 2014
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

[The film is] well-intentioned and ambitious, but is disappointingly flawed.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

So inspiring is his message that my own girlfriend channeled it, in the warning I received prior to my reviewing the film: You'd better love it, or I'll disembowel you.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

January 4, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Pure hokum.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Gibson hews to a style that is visually elaborate without ever being visually complicated, scraping away the traces of any irony or dimension from every shot, every scene.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C-

March 27, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A vanity project if ever there was one.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

March 1, 2008
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A rambling disappointment.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Everybody knows that a non-blubbering clause is standard in all movie stars' contracts. Too bad there isn't one banning self-indulgence when they direct.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 1, 2000
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Only the business of battle brings forth rousing adventure -- and buckets of blood. For the most part, the direction and violence are excessive.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Good acting, shotmaking and a charismatic lead role alone won't grant you a pass to Kubrick country. Nor even to Costner country.

Full Review Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington)

February 24, 2014
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The screenplay says repeatedly that thinking is more important than fighting, yet problems are always met with muscle-power in the movie, which wallows in violence and vengeance every chance it gets.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2014
Paula Nechak
Film.com
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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
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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At times the film seems an obsessive ode to Mel Gibson machismo.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Kridler
Baltimore Sun

Braveheart is a stouthearted, old-fashioned hero movie in which honorable Scottish underdogs fight nasty British nobles. It lacks refinement, but it's a satisfying war story (and mediocre love story) in the grand Hollywood tradition.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 24, 2014
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An action epic with the spirit of the Hollywood swordplay classics and the grungy ferocity of The Road Warrior.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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With its clashing armies, heartstopping action, and grand sense of romance, this is the sort of film it's a pleasure to see and review.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

It succeeds in bringing to life the reality of Scottish patriotism and brilliantly captures the spirit of revolution.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2013
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

For pure, blood-soaked "guy flick" grandeur, few movies can touch this one.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

July 26, 2002
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Completely honest, and completely eager, and subtle as an iron hammer to the skull.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

June 25, 2012
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