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Gibson does it all in this bold, ferocious, reasonably accurate epic about the passion and cost of freedom,
This review is from: Braveheart (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
It succeeds in bringing to life the reality of Scottish patriotism and brilliantly captures the spirit of revolution. Completely honest, and completely eager, and subtle as an iron hammer to the skull. At the heart of Mel Gibson's tumultuously entertaining epic is the almost-quaint notion that movie heroics should mean something more than a play for the much-coveted 18-25 box office demographic. While the violence is raw, so are the emotions. In addtion to starring in the film, Gibson also directs it, and does so impressively.