Reviews

Aug 28, 2021
Mel Gibson's sweeping and romantic epic is one of the best war films of all time. [Full review in Spanish]
Jan 25, 2021
...boasts a frequently captivating opening stretch that effectively establishes the compelling, sympathetic protagonist and his seemingly insurmountable task...
Sep 10, 2020
Awe-inspiring, brutal, and action-packed.
Jul 1, 2020
Braveheart is beautifully shot, well-acted, and offers an interesting, but an untruthful, story about what many believe to be a great Scotsman.
Jun 10, 2020
Bullying Brits are given notice that the towering rage of an alpha-dominant Scottish leader in command of a shocking array of guerilla warfare tactics has been unleashed on them like a full-blown, modern-day special operations warrior. Let freedom ring!
May 27, 2020
Though Gibson's film isn't smart on this subject or even really aware of it, it has few modern rivals as an example of the ways a movie can rend history into compellingly simplistic myth.
May 12, 2020
Stirring re-stagings of the savage battles of Stirling and Falkirk remain the calling cards of the production, and still send a chill up the spine of even the most jaded moviegoers.
Feb 21, 2020
Braveheart is a masterpiece, and remains as irresistibly epic as it always has.
Feb 6, 2020
The ideological project of Braveheart is to valorise both Wallace and the Bruce as Scottish national heroes. This is done in the crudest possible way.
Feb 19, 2019
Despite some obvious excesses and a few notable flaws, [Gibson's] Braveheart is a brawny, heart-pulsing and intelligent work that bears worthy comparison to such big-screen battle cries of visionary warriors as El Cid, Spartacus and Dances With Wolves.
Feb 19, 2019
The battle scenes are certainly spectacular affairs and Gibson displays a masterful control of scenes involving thousands of extras.
Feb 19, 2019
All reports on the death of the historical spectacle, however, have been premature. The genre is back with Braveheart, a film in which 3,000 extras parade and battle to re-create 13th century Scotland.
Jun 12, 2018
It's sad that Paramount Pictures which has many gay employees has stooped to release such a flawed work of bigotry and forced them to stand behind it.
Apr 27, 2018
Braveheart is a big, strapping medieval sword-and-arrow movie with more fighting than romance, a surprising abundance of lush and sensuous imagery considering its brutal strife, and Gibson fiercely inciting it to stand up and march.
Mar 2, 2018
Excellent action sequences. [Full Review in Spanish]
Mar 1, 2018
In the absence of satisfying moral dilemmas, Braveheart is an action film with an unhappy ending rather than the tragedy it would like to be.
Mar 1, 2018
Terrific in its primitive way.
Feb 27, 2018
Sophie Marceau adds a touch of gorgeous beauty to the film. [Full Review in Spanish]
Dec 6, 2017
Gibson has extended his hair, but not his directorial range.
Feb 24, 2015
This is by no means a bad effort in the historical epic genre, since Gibson has made himself into a more than passable director and, for the battles of Stirling Bridge and Falkirk alone, deserves an Oscar of some sort.