Screenwriter Robert Rodat wrote seventeen drafts of the script before there was an acceptable one. In an early version, Anne is pregnant with Gabriel's child when she dies in the burning church. Rodat wrote the script with Gibson in mind for Benjamin Martin, and gave the Martin character six children to signal this preference to studio executives. After the birth of Gibson's seventh child, the script was changed so that Martin had seven children. Like the character William Wallace, which Gibson portrayed in Braveheart five years earlier, Martin is a man seeking to live his life in peace until revenge drives him to lead a cause against a national enemy after the life of an innocent family member is taken.
|Runtime||2 hr 45 min|
|Budget||$110 000 000|
|Premiere: World||$215 294 342 June 28, 2000|
|USA||$113 330 342|
|Other countries||$101 964 000|
|Box Office – Budget||$105 294 342|
|Premiere: USA||$113 330 342 June 27, 2000|
|first day||$5 015 267|
|first weekend||$22 413 710|
|Digital: World||May 29, 2023|
|Parental Advisory||Violence & Gore, Frightening & Intense Scenes, ...|
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Der Patriot (Germany)
DescriptionPeaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
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Its convictions may be half-baked, but it has the courage of them.
Having fought the British centuries before in Braveheart, Gibson brings the same intensity to The Patriot.
Gibson has proven he can do this kind of stuff with his eyes closed and he is rounded out by a fine supporting cast.
There’s not much to get excited about.
As long as it stays on the battlefield, The Patriot is a brutishly compelling broad-canvas entertainment.
So the result – in spite of the puffy white shirts, mussed ponytails, 13-starred American flags and nameless slaves – feels more like&nbs...
Many graphic battle scenes, not for all teens.
Emmerich’s battle scenes may look authentic to anyone who has ever stared hard at a history book, but in every other way the film is lon...
Yet for its real virtues, The Patriot is never completely satisfying.
Gibson gives the part his all, but he can’t create a coherent character: the movie won’t let him.
I enjoyed the strength and conviction of Gibson’s performance, the sweep of the battle scenes, and the absurdity of the British caricatures.
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There was a feeling of déjà vu while watching it. It’s like watching "Braveheart" under the Stars and Stripes, but more secondary. This is a big main disadvantage. Pros: juicy picture, costumes, battles and M. Gibson with a tomahawk, not scalping his opponents. Translated to English
A good, but too one-sided war film. Dividing sides into black and white without any exceptions is generally not comme il faut for this genre. Location shooting with a large number of people and the scale of battles seem to be there, but their staging leaves much to be desired. Translated to English