The Patriot

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  164 min.
Release Date: June 28, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.40
based on 11043 votes and 26 reviews
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Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Chris Cooper, Trevor Morgan, Donal Logue, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Bryan Chafin, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Beatrice Bush, Rene Auberjonois, Logan Lerman, Michael Neeley, Mika Boorem, Tcheky Karyo, Adam Baldwin


A former war hero, Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) has renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. As time passes on his sprawling plantation, the wife of this once efficient and ferocious soldier bears him seven children.

But when the British arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger what he holds most dear, Martin takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), and leads a brave rebel militia into battle against a relentless and overwhelming English army.

In the process, he discovers the only way to protect his family is to fight for a young nation's freedom.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon
Screenplay: Robert Rodat
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  • 4 stars "This movie is of course not historically accurate that being said Jason Isaacs as Col Tavington stole this movie. Sorry Mel but it's true. The storyline was too much like Braveheart but I still loved it. GO Jason Isaacs!!"
  • 5 stars "a very powerful movie , thumps up to mel gibson"