The Patriot Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Patriot the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Bloody, long, and melodramatic Revolutionary War revenge pic with a strong lead by Gibson and a notably hissable villain in Isaacs. Benjamin Martin (Gibson) is a former guerilla soldier in the French and Indian wars who just wants to raise his family in peace. Unfortunately, local redcoat leader, Col. Tavington (Isaacs), has other ideas and when Martin's idealistic soldier son Gabriel (Aussie heartthrob Ledger) is captured, dad gets caught up in the action. Producing partners Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin did "Independence Day" and "Godzilla," so spectacle is their middle name. Film gave the British critics apoplexy with its inaccuracies but who won, anyway?


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 164 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Revolutionary War, American South, Historical Drama, Period Piece: 18th Century, Revenge, Big Battles, Dads, Top Grossing Films of 2000
Robert Rodat
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Joely Richardson, Tom Wilkinson, Donal Logue, Rene Auberjonois, Adam Baldwin, Leon Rippy
Caleb Deschanel
Roland Emmerich
John Williams
Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Roland Emmerich, William Fay, Mutual Film Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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