Braveheart

1995 R 2h 57m Blu-ray / DVD

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Braveheart

1995 R 2h 57m Blu-ray / DVD
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Enraged at the slaughter of Murron (Catherine McCormack) -- his new bride and childhood love -- legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson, who also directed the film) slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule. With vivid battle scenes and a heaping portion of legend, Gibson's epic won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has high levels of blood and gore (animal and human), vulgarity, and sexual elements. This is NOT a movie for kids. There is much ado about rape, plus sex scenes between Wallace and his doomed wife and with a consenting princess. There's some nudity. Expect torture, hackings, stabbings, throat-slitting, and arrows and spears dealing horrible death and injuries. William Wallace is brave, noble, but vengeful and absolutely uncompromising.

Sexual Content

Much ado about rape, plus sex scenes between Wallace and his doomed wife and with a consenting princess. Some nudity.

Violence

Torture, hackings, stabbings, throat-slitting, arrows and spears deal horrible death and injuries, though quick editing rarely lingers on the gore.

Language

Not much, and mostly in archaic language.

Social Behavior

William Wallace is brave, noble, but vengeful and absolutely uncompromising (although with enemies like these, who could blame him?). His strongest allies, like a displaced English-hating Irishman, are equally fanatical; others who turn out to be treacherous and unreliable live to tell the tale (unless William gets to them first).

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, or liquor used as a battlefield anesthetic.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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