(2000)

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63

Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Salon.com
This bloody celebration finally gives the American Revolution the epic it deserves.
75
USA Today
Emmerich might have had a masterpiece, but he'll have to settle for what comes close to being a must-see movie today.
75
Boston Globe
It's often corny, but it's never boring, and it'll sweep you up in its momentum if you give it a chance.
75
Charlotte Observer
The best movie I've seen about the Revolutionary War.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
If Emmerich had any sense, he would have ceded the direction of the battle scenes to his star.
70
There's no denying that Emmerich's film, though a good half hour too long, keeps us watching.
63
New York Post
While the film contains some terrific, realistically bloody battle scenes, it has a distinctly Germanic feel, both in its epic heaviness and in the peculiar way it revises the history of the American Revolution.
50
Undeniably handsome..., but no cliché is left unturned, right down to the spray of toy soldiers falling from the hand of a dead child. Everything old isn't new again.
50
Film.com
Trots out more flag-waving wartime cliches than any movie since John Wayne's "The Alamo."
50
Does benefit from Gibson's charisma...Whether it is quite good enough is another question.

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