Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Braveheart is too much, too late.
  2. A rambling disappointment.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 254 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 67
  2. Negative: 7 out of 67
  1. Aug 27, 2010
    As far as epics go, Mel Gibson aims for a sprawling vision in the likes of David Lean. However, by putting antics before aesthetics, 'Braveheart' is at its core not much more than a glorified melodrama - not necessarily a bad thing (it just makes the surplus of sentimental moments painful to sit through) Full Review »
  2. Aug 30, 2014
    this movie, made me cry, it made me cry tears of joy. I'm a grown ass man, but this movie man, this movie just cant allow you to comprehend how amazingly brilliant it is. it makes me cry with such happiness because this movie made me feel, like i was Wallace himself. if anything, we need a movie with as much 'epicness' to make this world know, when we say movies, we mean business. FOR FAT PEOPLE RIGHTS!!! Full Review »
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    It's long, violent and quite the journey... but that's what an epic is. Mel Gibson is memorable as the lead, but should've made some necessary cuts. Storytelling done correctly can be incredibly powerful. Unfortunately, one cannot do so without knowing what to share and what not to. Full Review »