The Patriot
The Patriot (2000)

Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the director/producer team responsible for such sci-fi blockbusters as Independence Day, Stargate, and Godzilla, take a step back in time with this drama set during the American Revolution. Farmer Benjamin… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Patriot can be entertaining to watch, but it relies too much on formula and melodrama.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Emmerich's battle scenes may look authentic to anyone who has ever stared hard at a history book, but in every other way the film is long, empty and bogus.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Deserves a salute as the first Hollywood epic about the American Revolution to successfully blend ferocity and feeling.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

has its moments

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Make no mistake about it: The Patriot is a cartoon, even if it does have real people playing the parts.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

It's never boring, and it'll sweep you up in its momentum if you give it a chance.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Many graphic battle scenes, not for all teens.

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Andrew O'Hehir

A grand yarn with a sense of the weight of history and an awareness that the winners are often those who have lost the most.

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Todd McCarthy

It wisely focuses upon common folk rather than prominent figures.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

While his hero is conscience-stricken about killing, Emmerich sure enjoys serving it up in generous helpings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Flawed, but works alright if you've nothing better to do.
Melvin White
Colonel William Tavington: Let it be known if you harbor the enemy you will lose your home.  "Some things are worth fighting for." I have seen The… More
Christian C
I'm ashamed to admit that I really, really like this film considering who the director is. So let me say that the film drags in lots of places. And the… More
Kevin M. Williams
"Yay! Let's get all patriotic and misty eyed!" And that appears to've been the goal in this Braveheart redo, American style, only revenge… More
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03/09/2012 (Blu-Ray)
Alex roy
The Patriot directed by Roland Emmerich is an impressive war film set during the American Revolution. If you hate most of Emmerich's films, then you may… More