Braveheart movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This historical epic featuring William Wallace is brutally violent, visually amazing and has beautiful music. Braveheart is directed, co-produced and starred in by Mel Gibson, with lots of bloody battle.


William Wallace, a determined and vengeful Scottish warrior, sets out to battle King Edward I of England, who killed his bride a day after their marriage.

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Movie details

Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Angus Macfadyen, James Robinson
Writer: Randall Wallace
Release Date (Australia): 1 June 1995
Runtime: 178 minutes/2h 58m
Genre: War, Drama, History
Country: USA
Language: English, Latin, French

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film contains war and battle sequences, as well as thematic material such as revenge, torture, attempted rape and executions by throat slittings.

Violence (MA15+)

During battles sequences, people are shot with arrows and are stabbed, dismembered and decapitated with swords. There are accompanying depictions of large sprays and spatters of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes use of coarse language, including the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “bitch”, “bastard” and “ass”.

Nudity (M)

The film contains brief female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

The film contains sex scenes and verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

R (for brutal medieval warfare)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Mel Gibson’s Braveheart is a brutal, courageous, beautifully shot and magnificently captured historical epic about fighting for freedom. Apart from the extremely mild sense of weariness through an infrequent amount of moments, this dramatic, battle-toned movie depicting William Wallace’s plausible fight for justice after the killing of his bride is fantastic, ultimate and flawless.

To sum the entire thing up in a small phrase that accurately enough expresses the whole 3 hours, Braveheart is a masterful work of art; definitely the best work from Mel Gibson. This exceptionally moving war-drama skilfully presents the encouraging history of a man’s true love and desire being taken from him, resulting in his vengeance and the collaboration of very strong emotions viewers will easily build a solid connection with.

Sadness, anger, love and hate is portrayed extraordinarily through the cast’s brilliant performances, the affecting soundtrack, admiration for a woman and brutal warfare. It comes pretty obviously that the cinematography, ambience and effects are absolutely beautiful, offering history audiences with something they’ll never forget. The overall theme of freedom will attach to everyone.

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