Patriot, The

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Brief Synopsis: "After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son."

Overall Ranking: 2168 (Rank from 2000: # 32)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 20%


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Bryan Lienesch87 - It's 120 CC's of patriotism for you to mainline and get high on nationhood. The usual historical accuracies aside, it's a fun story for history heads and action junkies alike.
Gorgon Reviews80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
Dan O'Neill50(full review)
David Baruffi25

People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (Benjamin Martin)
  • Heath Ledger (Gabriel Martin)
  • Joely Richardson (Charlotte Selton)
  • Jason Isaacs (Col. William Tavington)
  • Tchéky Karyo (Jean Villeneuve)
  • Chris Cooper (Col. Harry Burwell)
  • Lisa Brenner (Anne Howard)
  • Tom Wilkinson (Gen. Cornwallis)
  • Leon Rippy (John Billings)
  • Donal Logue (Dan Scott)
  • Adam Baldwin (Capt. Wilkins)
  • Jay Arlen Jones (Occam)
  • Joey D. Vieira (Peter Howard)
  • Gregory Smith (Thomas Martin)
  • Skye McCole Bartusiak (Susan Martin)
  • Trevor Morgan (Nathan Martin)
  • Bryan Chafin (Samuel Martin)
  • Peter Woodward (Charles OHara)
  • Roland Emmerich (Director)

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  • Historical Mel Gibson