Released Year: 2000
Runtime: 165 minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Directors: Roland Emmerich
Writers: Robert Rodat
Casts: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, Donal Logue, Leon Rippy, Adam Baldwin, Jay Arlen Jones, Joey D. Vieira, Gregory Smith
IMDB: The Patriot (2000) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.1
Philadelphia Inquirer -
If Emmerich had any sense, he would have ceded the direction of the battle scenes to his star.
Miami Herald -
It's big, exciting, ambitious, and it makes you cry in all the right places.
The Patriot (2000)
It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed 'Continental Army.' When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight...without his father's permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation.