Braveheart 1995 best film review



Braveheart, a 1995 epic historical war film directed by Mel Gibson, tells the captivating story of William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who fought against English oppression in the 13th century.

This article takes you on a journey through the remarkable life of Wallace, exploring his determination, love, bravery, and the timeless lessons we can learn from his struggle for freedom.

There is no other film that I would like to watch a hundred times and still don’t get bored than Braveheart 1995. watched 2008 for the first time, Braveheart remains my most watched and favourite film of all time. It ignited my love for Hollywood, introduced Mel Gibson and rekindled my desire to know Sir William Wallace. I fell in love with Scotland, its lush green nature, and Sir William’s morals and patriotism and grow disliking towards the British oppression and injustice to Scots.

The story begins with the birth of William Wallace, a legendary figure who would later become a symbol of Scottish resistance. As a young boy, Wallace witnesses the brutal oppression faced by his people under English rule. These early experiences ignite a fire within him, and he grows up with a strong sense of justice and a deep desire to protect his homeland.


Mel Gibson as Sir William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk.
Mel Gibson as Sir William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk. 

As Wallace reaches adulthood, tensions between Scotland and England continue to rise. The English authorities impose harsh laws and unjust treatment upon the Scottish people, further fueling Wallace’s determination to fight back. He became a prominent figure in the resistance movement, rallying his fellow Scots to join him in the battle for independence.

The pivotal moment comes when Wallace leads his countrymen to victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. With his strategic brilliance and unwavering spirit, he inspires his troops to overcome the formidable English forces and emerge triumphant. This resounding victory boosts the morale of the Scottish people and solidifies Wallace’s position as a revered leader.

Catherine McCormack as Murron MacClannough

However, the fight for freedom is far from over. The English King, Edward I, responded to the Scottish uprising by assembling a massive army to crush the rebellion. In the subsequent Battle of Falkirk, Wallace and his forces faced the full might of the English army. Despite their bravery and resilience, they suffer a devastating defeat, and Wallace is forced to go into hiding.

Patrick McGoohan as Edward Longshanks
Patrick McGoohan as Edward Longshanks


Historically, with his homeland in turmoil, Wallace seeks refuge in France, where he continues to garner support for the Scottish cause. Eventually, he returns to Scotland, hoping to rekindle the flames of resistance. However, his whereabouts are betrayed, and he is captured by the Scottish knight Sir John de Menteith.

Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabella, Princess of Wales
Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabella, Princess of Wales


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