Metascore
68

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
    30
    Braveheart is too much, too late.
  2. A rambling disappointment.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 294 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 69
  2. Negative: 7 out of 69
  1. HeatherE
    Jan 19, 2009
    10
    A Destiny Written In A Battle For Honor-
  2. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    One Of The Greatest Films Ever Made In The History Of Ciema.Braveheart Is Truly A Great Film,Action Sequences Were Superb So Was Music So Was The Film
  3. Aug 27, 2010
    5
    As far as epics go, Mel Gibson aims for a sprawling vision in the likes of David Lean. However, by putting antics before aesthetics,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 »