DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In the intersection of history and legend lies the story of William Wallace, who led his nation into battle against the English in the years around 1300. King Edward, popularly known as "Longshanks" has allowed the English barons who hold Scotland for him to claim the 'Prima Nocta.' Wallace and his love Murron marry secretly, but his guerrilla activities bring Murron to the attention of the English. They set a trap for Wallace, and the failure of the scheme sets Wallace on the path of both bloody revenge, and open rebellion against the tyrannical rule of the English. The quest to free Scotland from English rule is complicated by the machinations of various Scottish nobles, bribes from King Edward, and sly political treachery at the hands of Robert the Bruce, whose father has his own plans to further. Despite being taken prisoner, and put to a traitor's death, William Wallace is remembered to this day as a hero of Scotland.


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Aug 20, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An epic tale of fighting for freedom. It is a little overlong. The film is nearly 3 hours.

Aug 19, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I know very little about Scottish history, so this story may be malarkey or it may be absolute truth, so I will have to judge this film based solely on its ability to entertain and move me. And, my goodness gracious, it did. A very moving film about Scottish independence around the thirteenth century, William Wallace is a good man with his heart in the right place who has to deal with immense loss before fueling his own passions and standing up for what he knows is rightfully his -- his freedom and his nation. A very long sit, but if you're in it for the long haul, you will absolutely love this film. I highly recommend it.

Apr 23, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this movie and watched it more than once. Highly recommend it—although they take lots of liberties with what is known about Wallace, still very good. And Sophie Marceau is gorgeous, like one of those beautiful Medieval madonas painted in churches.

Feb 04, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A bloody epic, well done by Gibson, cast, and crew, back in the day before Mel lost his mind. It reminds you just how good he can be when he sets his mind to something, and in this case, he's on both sides of the camera, starring and directing. The story of the Scottish uprising against the English king is well told her, with some graphic violence, some humor, and grand, sweeping views of a distant past. Gibson is a ferocious William Wallace, utterly dedicated to the cause of freedom for his people and revenge for the death of his wife. Patrick McGoohan is an appropriate choice for the ruthless King Edward. Sophie Marceau and Catherine McCormack are well cast as the two women who come into Wallace's life at different points. Wallace's lieutenants, played by Brendan Gleeson and David O'Hara, are well rendered characters, and O'Hara himself gets some of the best lines of the film. Finally, Angus MacFadyan plays Robert the Bruce, a Scottish noble who wavers between Wallace's cause and his own survival. The dynamic between Wallace and the Bruce forms the heart of the film, really, and MaFadyan captures that personal quality very well indeed.

Dec 30, 2012
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To make the MAIN point of the film, the film starts by saying,,,

"the historians will tell you I'm lying. But, history is written by those who murder heroes".

MEL GIBSON, by acting & producing this film, proved to be one of the very few TIMELESS immortal ICONs, just like the Scottish Patriotic hero, William Wallace, who fought for the freedom of Scotland from the English genocidal barbarian empire.
I bet, every Scot has this film.

Dec 27, 2012
  • insane_smurf rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

lies & more lies. historically incorrect. this man was a theif, a liar & a traitor & got what he deserved. look in the history books for the truth. the scots can't get over the fact they lost to the brits lol. pathetic

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No matter what your opinion of Mel Gibson is, there is no debate that the man has extraordinary talent, and this magnificent masterwork (Oscar) that he directed (Oscar) and starred in, is a pinnacle in filmmaking. An outstanding cast, a brilliant script from (namesake?) Randall Wallace, coupled with James Horner's memorable, melancholy score -- the piece is beyond anything I could describe in this comment. It's an epic experience; deeply moving every time I see it. This film is to Gibson what "Dances With Wolves" is to Costner. A tour de force of the heart. If this movie doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're stone cold. FIVE STARS.

Apr 27, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite movies of all time. There is so much good about this movie. I can't think of one negative thing so long as you can handle quite a bit of gore and violence. Great cast. Great acting. Great soundtrack. The action is unbelieveable. The setting is gorgeous. So good it must be seen by anyone who loves this type of sword wielding movie with major emotion.

Apr 07, 2011
  • kenmcelroy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I bet I've seen this movie 20 times. It never fails to impress.
" I never trusted him, he wasn't right in the head."....who gets tired of that scene?

Oct 22, 2010
  • buzzed rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another video I watched at least 3 or 4 times. I really like Mel Gibson in this one. The music soundtrack is great. The conflicts between clans and the battle scenes were very interesting.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stephen - the Irishman (to William Wallace, in battle): "The Lord tells me he can get ME out of this mess, but he's pretty sure -- you're f*cked." (cackles)

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

English Commander: "The archers are ready, sire." Longshanks: "Not the archers. My scouts tell me their archers are miles away and no threat to us. Arrows cost money. Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

William Wallace (awaiting torture and execution): "If I swear to him, (Longshanks), then all that I am, is dead already." Princess Isabelle (weeping): "You will die. It will be awful." William Wallace: "Every man dies... Not every man really lives."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Longshanks: "Archers." English Commander: "I beg pardon, sire. Wouldn't we hit our own troops?" Longshanks (glaring): "...Yes... But we'll hit theirs, as well... We have reserves. Attack!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Longshanks: "The trouble with Scotland... is that it's full of Scots."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

William Wallace: "I AM William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?" Veteran: "Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live." William Wallace: "Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! (Scottish army cheers) Alba gu bràth!" ["Scotland forever!"] Army: "ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH! ALBA GU BRÀTH!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

William Wallace (voiceover): "In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland -- starving and outnumbered -- charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen... and won their freedom."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

William Wallace (to the English Commander): "Here are Scotland's terms. Lower your flags, and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by, to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that, and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Royal Magistrate (to William Wallace, being disemboweled): "It can all end, right now... Peace... lives... Just say it... cry out... Mercy... Cry out... Just say it... Mercy... (addressing the crowd) The prisoner wishes to say a word..." William Wallace: "...FREEEEDOOOOOOMMM!!!!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Longshanks (of his newly instituted Prima Nocte on the Scots): "If we can't get them out... we'll breed them out."

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Jun 10, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some brief scenes

Nov 30, 2007
  • corydee2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Large battle scenes, sword fights, quartering, etc.


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Sep 08, 2013

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