The Patriot, Rated R for good reason, this movie is a realistic portrayal of war.Yet on the flip side of that coin we see how civilians were drawn into a war, that wanted no part of it.
Oddly most English history books do not even mention the War between the States and the Crown, and those that do, say that the war was too expensive, and not worth the effort. I guess they can believe that lie if they want. In actuality their losses were so great, they fled.
Mel Gibson plays the lead in this film, his counterpart Jason Isaacs is a man who knew he would be hated in this role and did it anyway. He played it almost too well.
There were many fine actor and actresses in the movie. I rate it a 5 out of 5 stars. June 2000