Braveheart

Release Date: September 15th, 1995

DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2000

R |2 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Tells the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero named William Wallace (Mel Gibson). Wallace rallies the Scottish against the English monarch and Edward I (Peter Hanly) after he suffers a personal tragedy by English soldiers. Wallace gathers a group of amateur warriors that is stronger than any English army.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson, James Cosmo, David O'Hara, Angus Macfadyen

Director: Mel Gibson

Genres: War , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, B.H. Finance C.V., Ladd Company, Icon Entertainment International

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Wife , Murder , England , Transformation , Dark , Prison , Revenge , Sacrifice , Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Offeris an exhilarating, and occasionally touching, experience that has viewers leaving the theater caught up in an afterglow of wonder. These days, heros like William Wallace are as rare as motion picture displays of this high, uncompromising quality. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An action epic with the spirit of the Hollywood swordplay classics and the grungy ferocity of "The Road Warrior." show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Tempers moments of despair with deliriously romantic passages abetted by James Horner's traditionally lush score and photography by John Toll ("Legends of the Fall's" Oscar winner). show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Sound Effects Editing
Winner Directing
Winner Makeup
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Costume Design