The Patriot (2000)



Critic Consensus: The Patriot can be entertaining to watch, but it relies too much on formula and melodrama.

Movie Info

Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the director/producer team responsible for such sci-fi blockbusters as Independence Day, Stargate, and Godzilla, take a step back in time with this drama set during the American Revolution. Farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) was born and raised in South Carolina, and fought bravely during the French-Indian wars. But since the death of his wife, Benjamin has renounced violence and quietly tends his crops, raising his seven children alone. In 1776, over Benjamin's … More

Rating: R (for strong war violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Rodat
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006
Box Office: $2.3M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Benjamin Martin

as Gabriel Martin

as Charlotte Selton

as Col. William Tavingt...

as Col. Harry Burwell

as Rev. Oliver

as Jean Villeneuve

as Gen. Cornwallis

as Anne Howard

as Dan Scott

as John Billings

as Capt. Wilkins

as Peter Howard

as Thomas Martin

as Margaret Martin

as Nathan Martin

as Samuel Martin

as William Martin

as Mrs. Howard

as Capt. Bordon

as Brig. Gen. O'Hara

as Redcoat Lieutenant

as Rollins

as Skunk

as Danvers

as General George Washi...

as Mrs. Simms

as Loyalist Simms

as General Greene

as Postrider

as Wounded Continental

as British Field Office...

as Redcoat Sergeant No....

as Patriot Middleton

as Cowpens Militiaman

as Cowpens Militiaman

as Continental Soldier

as Redcoat Sergeant No....

as Billings' Son

as Speaker

as Redcoat

as Page Boy

as Militiaman

as Patriot Private

as Gullah Minister

as Gullah Musician

as Gullah Musician

as Gullah Musician

as Gullah Musician

as French Naval Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Patriot

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (34)

Emmerich's battle scenes may look authentic to anyone who has ever stared hard at a history book, but in every other way the film is long, empty and bogus.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Make no mistake about it: The Patriot is a cartoon, even if it does have real people playing the parts.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A grand yarn with a sense of the weight of history and an awareness that the winners are often those who have lost the most.

Full Review… | August 9, 2001
Top Critic

Deserves a salute as the first Hollywood epic about the American Revolution to successfully blend ferocity and feeling.

May 10, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

has its moments

Full Review… | January 26, 2013
Old School Reviews

Many graphic battle scenes, not for all teens.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for The Patriot

Flawed, but works alright if you've nothing better to do.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


I'm ashamed to admit that I really, really like this film considering who the director is. So let me say that the film drags in lots of places. And the acting, while good, is not excellent. I encourage rental as opposed to purchase.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


03/09/2012 (Blu-Ray)

EightThirty .

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