Monday, August 8, 2011

The Patriot review.

This is the review for The Patriot.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Genre: Action, War
Release date: June 28, 2000
Running Time: 165 minutes
MMPA rating: R

The Good: Lots of bloody good action, John Williams did the soundtrack, Mel Gibson is a great actor, It is like a Revolutionary War Rambo movie,

The Bad:

Plot: At the beginning of the American Revolution, Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is a South Carolina veteran of the French and Indian War and a widower raising his seven children. The year is 1776, and Martin is called to Charleston to vote in the South Carolina Assembly whether a levy should be passed in support of the Continental Army. Fearing the consequences of a war with Great Britain, Martin refuses to vote in support of the levy, which is nonetheless passed. Ashamed of his father's perceived cowardice, Martin's eldest son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), enlists in the Continental Army against his father's wishes.

A few years pass and Charleston falls to the British Army. During a battle, Gabriel returns home, stumbling, wounded into the family home and carrying military dispatches. The Martins care for wounded British and American soldiers after the battle. A detachment of British Dragoons arrives, led by the ruthless Colonel William Tavington (Jason Isaacs). They arrest Gabriel as a spy and intend to execute him back at their camp. When Benjamin's next eldest son Thomas attempts to free Gabriel, he is shot and killed by Colonel Tavington. Tavington orders the Martin house burned, and the American wounded shot.

On their way back to camp, the British convoy are ambushed by Martin and two of his sons, freeing Gabriel in the process. Only one British private survives and tells Tavington his frighting sight of a single man — a ghost — slaying all twenty of his fellow soldiers before he vanished. Gabriel and Benjamin decide to rejoin the American army and fight the British, leaving the rest of the children in the care of his sister-in-law, Charlotte. Due to his battlefield experience, Benjamin is appointed a colonel and put in charge of the local militia. His goal will be to keep Lord Cornwallis (Tom Wilkinson) occupied in South Carolina in order to prevent him from marching north. Benjamin recruits and trains his force with the assistance of Major Jean Villeneuve (Tchéky Karyo), a French infantry officer, who is assigned to Martin's South Carolina militia unit.

Plot: 7.6/10- The Patriot was a very storng plot but not the most original.

Action: 9.0/10- Lots of bloody hackn' slashn' shootn' action, Epic fight scenes, The first fight scene is very Rambo like.

Acting: 8.0/10- Mel Gibson gave a very strong performance and so did Jason Isaacs.

Special effects: N/A- Large battles with explosions and lots of blood effects.

Soundtrack: 9.2/10- Another great John Williams soundtrack.

Comedy: 7.9/10- The Patriot is not a comedy but have some funny parts.

Overall: 8.0/10- Overall The Patriot is a great action and war movie.

Closing comments: If you are looking for a great action or Revolutionary War movie you need to check out The Patriot.

Recommended for: Revolutionary War movies fans, Action movie fans, Mel Gibson fans,


  1. I saw this movie, and I think it's worth about 7.7.

  2. I've seen bits and pieces of this movie. i was a big heath ledger fan. miss him lots. but his movies make his name live on. how do u choose these movies anyway? could i suggust one for u 2 watch? i've got a whole list. lol.

  3. @ I choose the movie by movies we have watched recently and any movie that are requested by anyone.

  4. I really like the trailer of the movie The Patriot so I decided to watch it. This movie has a good story which can be presented in a better way. I like soundtrack by John Williams. Acting wise fine performances are given. I'll give 8 out of 10.
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