Starring: Mel Gibson
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Every Man Dies. Not Every Man Really Lives.
|Late 13th century scottish hero william wallace begins a campaign to bring the tyranny of england to its knees.|
"Thrilling, a grand cinematic adventure -- beautifully handled myth-making from Gibson... Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"Startlingly vigorous and entertaining piece of work. Matt Zoller Seitz, Mr. Showbiz
Editor's NoteMel Gibson directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning epic based on the life of legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace. Returning to his homeland following the death of an heirless king, Wallace (Mel Gibson) finds the political landscape precarious. Edward the Longshanks, King of England (Patrick McGoohan), has captured Scotland's throne and threatens the freedom of all Scottish people, as tyrannical policies instituted by the English plague the Scots. Initially, Wallace is content to stand by the wayside, yearning for the simple life of building a home and raising a family. However, when the woman he loves (Catherine McCormack) suffers a cruel fate at the hands of English soldiers, Wallace takes a stand against the new rule. With his fierce patriotism and determination, he gathers an amateur but passionately rebellious army. Although this makeshift force may be outnumbered by the English troops, their desperation and love for their land surpass any military maneuvers, as evidenced in the film's breathtaking battle sequences.
Braveheart - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/21/2009 2:42 PM
|Mel Gibson deserves a lot more credit than I've been giving him. A few years ago, no one could have conceived that the action star could pull off the lead role in a dazzling, epic, historical adventure-thriller-romance, let alone direct it. But he does, making Braveheart a vastly entertaining and powerful film. Gibson plays Scottish hero William Wallace, a Scotsman with simple roots who finds himself thrust into a role as leader of the Scottish revolt against England in the late 13th century. After the despicable King Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) decrees that English nobles will have the right to sexual relations with all newly-wed Scottish women, the revolution is set in motion....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|James Horner - Original Music By|
|John Toll - Cinematographer|
|Ken Court, et. al. - Art Director|
|Mel Gibson - Director|
|Mel Gibson - Producer|
|Randall Wallace - Writer|
|Stephen McEveety - Executive Producer|
|Steven Rosenblum - Editor|
|Thomas E. Sanders - Production Designer|
Plot SummaryThis Academy Award-winning epic, directed by Mel Gibson, tells the saga of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace, known to his countrymen as Braveheart. Gibson stars as Wallace, who rallies the Scots against the tyrannical English monarch Edward I after he suffers a personal tragedy at the hands of English soldiers. Willing to fight to the death for Scotland's freedom, Wallace assembles an amateur band of warriors whose faith in freedom is stronger than any English army.
|British Academy Awards, Charles Knode, et. al., Best Costume Design|
|British Academy Awards, Per Hallberg, et. al., Best Sound|
|Golden Globe, Mel Gibson, Best Director - Motion Picture|
|MTV Award, Braveheart, Best Action Sequence|
|Oscar, Mel Gibson, et. al., Best Picture|
|Oscar, Mel Gibson, Best Director|
|Oscar, John Toll, Best Cinematography|
|Oscar, Lon Bender, Per Hallberg, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing|
|Oscar, Peter Frampton, et. al., Best Makeup|