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3,561 Ratings


Directed by Mel Gibson
United States, 1995
War, Action, History


Legendary 13th Century Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the English Lord’s soldiers following a personal loss at their hand. This incites the village leading them into the rebellion against English rule.

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Braveheart Directed by Mel Gibson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1996 | 5 wins including: Best Picture

1996 | 5 nominations including: Best Costume Design

National Board of Review

1995 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1996 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

1996 | 2 nominations including: Best Make Up/Hair

Directors Guild of America

1996 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

True, there’s a lot of simplistic writing in the film, but Gibson’s ability to stage sweeping, shocking battle scenes (with nods to classics like Spartacus and Alexander Nevsky) remains quite breathtaking.
October 11, 2018
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