Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
Watch On
  1. 100
    Offeris an exhilarating, and occasionally touching, experience that has viewers leaving the theater caught up in an afterglow of wonder. These days, heros like William Wallace are as rare as motion picture displays of this high, uncompromising quality.
  2. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    100
    One of the most spectacular entertainments in years.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    100
    Tempers moments of despair with deliriously romantic passages abetted by James Horner's traditionally lush score and photography by John Toll ("Legends of the Fall's" Oscar winner).
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    90
    Startlingly vigorous and entertaining piece of work.
  5. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    89
    Thrilling, a grand cinematic adventure -- beautifully handled myth-making from Gibson, who, by the way, is just fine in the lead.
  6. At its best, it's an exhilaratingly grandiose Highland fling. [24 May 1995, Tempo, p.1]
  7. 88
    An action epic with the spirit of the Hollywood swordplay classics and the grungy ferocity of "The Road Warrior."
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 313 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 70
  2. Negative: 7 out of 70
  1. HeatherE
    Jan 19, 2009
    10
    A Destiny Written In A Battle For Honor-
  2. May 16, 2013
    10
    the best movie ever it was everthing good in a movie and if you give this movie lower than a 9 than you dont know good movies alright dontthe best movie ever it was everthing good in a movie and if you give this movie lower than a 9 than you dont know good movies alright dont listen to those haters to this movie mel gibson was amazing in this movie and he is the best actor ever Full Review »
  3. 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