• 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 , Historical drama , Action

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

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

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    What might have been a treat for history buffs and a refresher course for the rest of us turns into just another occasion to watch Gibson shoot guns, swing tomahawks, and wreak other kinds of havoc on enemies we've been primed to hate. show more

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