The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot (2000)
  • Time: 165 min
  • Genre: Action | Drama | War
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs


Ashamed of his savagery during the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin decided he would sit out the American Revolution, while his oldest son Gabriel enlisted minutes after South Carolina joined the fight. He changes his mind when his house is burned down and one of his children is killed by the savage Green Dragoon commander Colonel Tavington. Quickly realizing that traditional 18th century warfare tactics won’t work, Martin organizes militiamen into a guerilla unit to harass Cornwallis’ army long enough to allow the French to arrive.

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  • This movie was probably the best film that Roland Emmerich and Dean Delvin made, even better than Independence Day. The acting was excellent, especially by Mel Gibson. If you don’t believe me, then watch the scene where he cries when Gabriel dies. It reminds us of how a good an actor he is. The action scenes were well done, and excellent giving us one bloody massacre after another. The British are portrayed as real savages in this movie, mostly thanks to Jason Issacs character. Colonel Tavington was so evil that you can call him the real life Terminator, who takes fun in all the killing that he commits. I was glad to see him get his at the end. The accuracy of this movie towards history may not be well done, but it certainly does a great job at creating a fictional story to avoid using a less likable one. Sure, the real story of Francis Marion might be too much to ignore, but this movie is not suppose to be a history lesson. It was mean’t to be two and a half hours of pure entertainment, and that’s what it does. Forget all the historical facts, and get pulled into an enjoyable action movie!

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