The Patriot

The Patriot

DVD - 2000
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A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2000]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9780767858465
0767858468
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE PATRI
Characteristics: Laser optical
optical
1 videodisc (R)(165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Writer, Robert Rodat ; director, Roland Emmerich ; producer, Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
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It was a great movie. It has some violent scenes, though. Highly recommended.

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JackPurcell
Sep 28, 2015

Not a terrible movie. Worth a watch if you haven't any better way to spend the time.

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Ron@Ottawa
May 25, 2015

Epic and long, and probably expensive to make. This film will appeal to those with the right time budget and a craving for a war drama of this nature and background.

prchske Sep 26, 2014

I agree with the previous comment that this is the same as braveheart just filmed in america. Mel Gibson acting style does not change. Whether it's Lethal Weapon, Braveheart or Patriot, it's like he plays the same character. He get's pushed to the edge and then goes all psycho on his enemy. I think he even did the famous head but fight scene he's done in other movies. Also, if your watching this film for historical purposes, read this article:http://entertainment.time.com/2011/01/26/top-10-historically-misleading-films/ - See more at: http://clevnet.bibliocommons.com/item/show/6479320048#sthash.5aQq1Ecd.dpuf

prchske Sep 26, 2014

I agree with the previous comment that this is the same as braveheart just filmed in america. Mel Gibson acting style does not change. Whether it's Lethal Weapon, Braveheart or Patriot, it's like he plays the same character. He get's pushed to the edge and then goes all psycho on his enemy. I think he even did the famous head but fight scene he's done in other movies. Also, if your watching this film for historical purposes, read this article:http://entertainment.time.com/2011/01/26/top-10-historically-misleading-films/ - See more at: http://clevnet.bibliocommons.com/item/show/6479320048#sthash.5aQq1Ecd.dpuf

prchske Sep 26, 2014

I agree with the previous comment that this is the same as braveheart just filmed in america. Mel Gibson acting style does not change. Whether it's Lethal Weapon, Braveheart or Patriot, it's like he plays the same character. He get's pushed to the edge and then goes all psycho on his enemy. I think he even did the famous head but fight scene he's done in other movies. Also, if your watching this film for historical purposes, read this article:http://entertainment.time.com/2011/01/26/top-10-historically-misleading-films/

deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

this is a very good movie. Mel Gibson was the best! there is no cheesy lines. but there is more than enough gore in this.

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lukasevansherman
Nov 17, 2013

Basically "Braveheart" set during the Revolution. Less Scottish people and kilts though.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 14, 2013

My all time favorite war movie. It's Mel gibson in the most epic revenge plot! Must watch.

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Keogh
Mar 19, 2012

An entertaining enough yarn, if you can turn off the proverbial historian's cap and ignore the liberties with history. Gibson's character is a composite of several actual militia commanders, most notably one Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, who spent the war making life miserable for the British in the Carolinas. Isaac's character is a fictional variant on the British cavalry officer Banastre Tarleton, who in fact survived the war and went on to become a member of Parliament in London (side note: Tarleton appears in the film Amazing Grace, where the actor Ciaran Hinds plays him). The timeline is somewhat skewed in the film between Camden and the Battle of Cowpens (essentially the final battle in the film, never actually called that), and it brings in two men who weren't actually at that battle- Cornwallis and Greene. One other odd thing: the younger kids never seem to age from beginning to end in the film, which spans the entire revolution. Are they smoking, thus stunting their growth?

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deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

Violence: there is a lot of violence. there are to scenes that you might want to forward. one scene, is where a cannon goes off and they show the cannon ball take of a guys head. the show him headless for about 2-3 seconds. the second one, is where another cannon goes off, but the cannon ball rolls (at a very high speed) and rips of a guys leg.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 14, 2013

Violence: Tons of gore. Everytime someone gets shot there is a blood spray. hatchets get thrown into peoples skulls (pretty gory). People gets their heads blown off by cannon balls (highly gory) and much much more. Not for the faint of heart.

nadian Apr 26, 2008

Violence: Violent scenes of war peril

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Oct 14, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

"would you tell me please, why have 1 tyrant 3,000 miles away, than have 3,000 tyrants one mile away?"

deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

"I have long feared, that my sins, would return to visit me. And the cost is more than I can bear."

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