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The Patriot (Special Edition) (2000)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Action & Adventure and Military & War movie directed by Roland Emmerich

Aimed directly at a mainstream audience,The Patriotqualifies as respectable entertainment, but anyone expecting a definitive drama about the American Revolution should look elsewhere. Rising above the blatant crowd pleasing ofStargate,Independence Day, … see full wiki

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Director: Roland Emmerich
2 reviews about The Patriot (Special Edition) (2000)
review by . July 01, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
The Patriot is the retelling of a story about a man named Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. Mel Gibson plays Ben Martin, some one that is perfectly content with his life as it is and, will not fight in a war that will that not only destroy the lives of his countrymen, but could be witnessed by the eyes of his children. Soon, as the war starts to tear at his families bindings, He too finds himself wading into its bitter turmoils. After several viewings I see the strong likeness to Braveheart. Someone …
review by . June 28, 2001
This was a good movie. It had action, great scenes and all the horrors of war and rage and rash action (ie the first casuality in the "Gibson" family) and the result of not speaking out when you can.(as learned by a British Lt.) It is a spectacle in an era when spectacles of this type are frowned upon. We'll skip all the tripe about slavery and the overplaying of the main bad guy in the movie. If you can't handle a movie that shows any american living south of Mason Dixon before 1865 in a positive …
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