Braveheart

Braveheart

DVD - 2000
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Scotsman William Wallace leads his fellow countrymen to fight for liberation.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c2000
ISBN: 9780792164937
0792164938
Branch Call Number: DVD Brave
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (177 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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patch666
Jul 23, 2017

Masterpiece !!!! truly classic. Everything is great - acting, music, cinematography, editing and incredible batttle scenes and romance. Catherine McCormack is luminous and a reason to start a war !!! 420

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 27, 2017

Braveheart has a gut-wrenching, bone-breaking, sword-thwacking verve.

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TheSandoz
Jun 07, 2017

Extremely entertaining. Mel Gibson at his peak, with a heart wrenching portrayal of a character that he defined with this performance. The length of the movie is no issue at all bc it's entertaining throughout with epic battle scenes and action sequences.

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Maoisdead
Jun 03, 2017

Braveheart, Mel Gibson's richly detailed, Academy Award-winning saga of fierce combat, tender love and the will to risk it all for freedom. In an emotionally charged performance, Gibson is William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who uses the steel o f his sword and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation from the English occupation of Scotland.

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Vrouk
Aug 24, 2016

Yes, it's not entirely historically accurate, like ALL biopics, but the heart of the story is true. Mel Gibson at his finest as both a performer and director. "Our Freedom!" Some of the best battle scenes in cinematic history. It's a shame Mel did one of the few things unforgivable in Hollywood. Mike Tyson is forgiven for his atrocities, but Mel will never be.

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2101kol
Aug 20, 2013

An epic tale of fighting for freedom. It is a little overlong. The film is nearly 3 hours.

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britprincess1
Aug 19, 2013

I know very little about Scottish history, so this story may be malarkey or it may be absolute truth, so I will have to judge this film based solely on its ability to entertain and move me. And, my goodness gracious, it did. A very moving film about Scottish independence around the thirteenth century, William Wallace is a good man with his heart in the right place who has to deal with immense loss before fueling his own passions and standing up for what he knows is rightfully his -- his freedom and his nation. A very long sit, but if you're in it for the long haul, you will absolutely love this film. I highly recommend it.

EuSei Apr 23, 2013

I love this movie and watched it more than once. Highly recommend it—although they take lots of liberties with what is known about Wallace, still very good. And Sophie Marceau is gorgeous, like one of those beautiful Medieval madonas painted in churches.

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Keogh
Feb 04, 2013

A bloody epic, well done by Gibson, cast, and crew, back in the day before Mel lost his mind. It reminds you just how good he can be when he sets his mind to something, and in this case, he's on both sides of the camera, starring and directing. The story of the Scottish uprising against the English king is well told her, with some graphic violence, some humor, and grand, sweeping views of a distant past. Gibson is a ferocious William Wallace, utterly dedicated to the cause of freedom for his people and revenge for the death of his wife. Patrick McGoohan is an appropriate choice for the ruthless King Edward. Sophie Marceau and Catherine McCormack are well cast as the two women who come into Wallace's life at different points. Wallace's lieutenants, played by Brendan Gleeson and David O'Hara, are well rendered characters, and O'Hara himself gets some of the best lines of the film. Finally, Angus MacFadyan plays Robert the Bruce, a Scottish noble who wavers between Wallace's cause and his own survival. The dynamic between Wallace and the Bruce forms the heart of the film, really, and MaFadyan captures that personal quality very well indeed.

insane_smurf Dec 27, 2012

lies & more lies. historically incorrect. this man was a theif, a liar & a traitor & got what he deserved. look in the history books for the truth. the scots can't get over the fact they lost to the brits lol. pathetic

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Narrator: "I shall tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar, but history is written by those who have hanged heroes. The king of Scotland had died without a son, and the king of England, a cruel pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, claimed the throne of Scotland for himself. Scotland's nobles fought him, and fought each other, over the crown. So Longshanks invited them to talks of truce - no weapons, one page only. Among the farmers of that shire was Malcolm Wallace, a commoner with his own lands; he had two sons, John and William."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Longshanks: "The trouble with Scotland... is that it's full of Scots."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Longshanks (of his newly instituted Prima Nocte on the Scots): "If we can't get them out... we'll breed them out."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace (to the Scottish nobles): "There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Stephen - the Irishman (to William Wallace, after killing a would-be assassin): "I didn't like him anyway. He wasn't right in the head."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Scottish Commander "Where is thy salute?" William Wallace: "For presenting yourself on this battlefield, I give you thanks." Scottish Commander: "This is our army. To join it, you give homage." William Wallace: "I give homage to Scotland. And if this is your army, why does it go?" Veteran: "We didn't come here to fight for them!" Young Soldier: "Home! The English are too many!" William Wallace: "Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace." Young Soldier: "William Wallace is seven feet tall!" William Wallace: "Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse." (laughter)

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace: "I AM William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?" Veteran: "Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live." William Wallace: "Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! (Scottish army cheers) Alba gu bràth!" ["Scotland forever!"] Army: "ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH!"

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

William Wallace (to the English Commander): "Here are Scotland's terms. Lower your flags, and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by, to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that, and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today."

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

Stephen - the Irishman (to William Wallace, in battle): "The Lord tells me he can get ME out of this mess, but he's pretty sure -- you're f*cked." (cackles)

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Monolith
Nov 25, 2012

English Commander: "The archers are ready, sire." Longshanks: "Not the archers. My scouts tell me their archers are miles away and no threat to us. Arrows cost money. Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing."

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 10, 2010

Sexual Content: Some brief scenes

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corydee2
Nov 30, 2007

Violence: Large battle scenes, sword fights, quartering, etc.

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sandy365
Sep 08, 2013

sandy365 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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