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 248 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 65
  2. Negative: 7 out of 65
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    reeks of pathos and cheese. not to mention it completely gave up historic accuracy for dramatic effect. sure, there are worse, but simply for the fact it won the most undeserved oscars in history, I have to give it a 0. Full Review »
  2. Jul 18, 2011
    this "movie" totally disappointed me. totally. i feel awful about the storyline, especially how it mixed romances like trainwrecks :( awful awful awful Full Review »
  3. 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 »