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Brief Synopsis: "Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule."

Overall Ranking: 364 (Rank from 1995: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 70.59%
Regular 17.65%
Half-Popped 11.76%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Annwyn S100
Ryan Blackburn100 - it's got everything you could want. epic story, ferocious battle scenes, just enough humor in the right spot. granted the end is depressing, but william wallace stood for something and never gave up fighting for what he believed in. i would give it a 100 because for me, it's a perfectly flawless movie.
3Guys Scotty100
Alex Robinson97
Tim Belloff95
Jim Carrier95 - One of the best acting/directing jobs ever. Mel Gibson put everything into this film and it shows. The story of William Wallace isn't one that you walk smiling about, but you respect and love. Superb film.
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest92
CinemaVisitor Erik90
J Bumgardner88
Bryan Lienesch87 - This will stand for all time as the way historical epics SHOULD be made.
J Patterson85
Thomas Pollock80
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
J Collins70
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews60
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (William Wallace)
  • Catherine McCormack (Murron MacClannough)
  • Sophie Marceau (Princess Isabelle)
  • Patrick McGoohan (King Edward)
  • Angus Macfadyen (Robert the Bruce)
  • Brendan Gleeson (Hamish Campbell)
  • James Robinson (Young William Wallace)
  • James Cosmo (Campbell)
  • Sean McGinley (MacClannough)
  • Gerda Stevenson (Mother MacClannough)
  • Mhairi Calvey (Young Murron MacClannough)
  • Jeanne Marine (Nicolette)
  • Sean Lawlor (Malcolm Wallace)
  • Sandy Nelson (John Wallace)
  • Alan Tall (Elder Stewart)
  • Andrew Weir (Young Hamish Campbell)
  • Brian Cox (Argyle Wallace)
  • Peter Hanly (Edward, Prince of Wales)
  • Stephen Billington (Phillip)
  • Tommy Flanagan (Morrison)
  • Rupert Vansittart (Lord Bottoms)
  • Tam White (MacGregor)
  • Ian Bannen (Robert Bruce Sr.)
  • David OHara (Stephen, Irish Fighter)
  • David Grant (Chief Justice/Executioner)
  • Malcolm Tierney (Magistrate)
  • Randall Wallace (Director)

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