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The Patriot Reviews

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November 27, 2017
No fond chuckles, please -- it's abominable. And to take any pleasure in it would be to resemble those followers of pro-wrestling who know it's all fake but still cough-up top-dollar to get ring-side and holler.
January 26, 2013
has its moments
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 28, 2010
Many graphic battle scenes, not for all teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2007
While his hero is conscience-stricken about killing, Emmerich sure enjoys serving it up in generous helpings.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 1, 2007
A big-budget epic of the American Revolution, with Mel Gibson, of all people, leading the charge.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 29, 2005
Bloody, overlong and straining for significance ...
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 14, 2004
Often melodramatic and manipulative but it is solid, involving filmmaking so one willingly takes the ride it offers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2004
It's the plot that's hackneyed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2003
The Patriot is best when it focuses on Gibson. Unfortunately, half the time it focuses on Ledger.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2002
It's the best film ever made about the Revolutionary War.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2002
The main irony, of course, lies in the film's title, which suggests that the absurdly flag-waving activist should be taken at face value despite the ample evidence that defending his country is the last thing on his mind.
October 15, 2002
It's a spectacular, well-made epic that I just could not enjoy -- at least not after the first hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2002
It's near sadistic how the film has him going though so much tragedy and self-questioning, but Gibson delivers emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2002
By the time Martin begins waving around a gigantic American flag to rally his supporters for one last clash, the film has become so mechanical and jingoistic you might just as well be watching "Declaration of Independence Day."
June 3, 2002
La película está muy bien realizada, pero, por desgracia está realizada al más puro estilo Hollywood.
| Original Score: 8/10
May 31, 2002
O filme apresenta claros indícios de que Roland Emmerich está amadurecendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2002
Its convictions may be half-baked, but it has the courage of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 3, 2002
A stunning-looking, undeniably compelling but empty-headed shoot 'em up.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 22, 2002
Make no mistake about it: The Patriot is a cartoon, even if it does have real people playing the parts.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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