• The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot

Release Date: June 28th, 2000

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2000

R |2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Mel Gibson portrays Benjamin Martin, an unassuming man who is forced to join the American Revolution when the British threaten to take his farm away from him. Together with his patriotic son, Gabriel, the pair faces the vicious Redcoats with a heroism that reflects the stubborn pride of a young country's most dedicated supporters.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: War , Action , Historical drama

Production Co: Mutual Film Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Home Video

Keywords: Engaging, Rivalry, Revenge, Murder, Son, Sacrifice, Emotional, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If Emmerich had any sense, he would have ceded the direction of the battle scenes to his star. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is rousing and entertaining, and you get your money's worth. show more

  • 44
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    Whatever extraordinary ingredients are necessary to fashion a 1776 home run, this movie doesn't have them. show more

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Score)
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