The Patriot Reviews

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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.
March 22, 2002
Make no mistake about it: The Patriot is a cartoon, even if it does have real people playing the parts.
August 9, 2001
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.
May 10, 2001
Deserves a salute as the first Hollywood epic about the American Revolution to successfully blend ferocity and feeling.
April 17, 2001
January 1, 2000
It wisely focuses upon common folk rather than prominent figures.
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
December 28, 2010
Many graphic battle scenes, not for all teens.
December 27, 2007
September 12, 2007
While his hero is conscience-stricken about killing, Emmerich sure enjoys serving it up in generous helpings.
August 1, 2007
A big-budget epic of the American Revolution, with Mel Gibson, of all people, leading the charge.
October 21, 2006
From its gory battle scenes to its tender family moments, The Patriot engages your emotions and keeps you on the edge of your seat, even though we all know who wins the war.
April 16, 2006
I never got past the sense that these were actors acting in a drama that was trying awfully hard to be epic.
January 9, 2006
December 6, 2005
September 30, 2005
January 29, 2005
Bloody, overlong and straining for significance ...
July 14, 2004
Often melodramatic and manipulative but it is solid, involving filmmaking so one willingly takes the ride it offers.
July 14, 2004
It's the plot that's hackneyed.
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