The Patriot Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

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This movie is about a farmer who gets pulled into what becomes the Revolutionary War, of the colonists agaisnt the then world power of Great Britain. It centers around a widower who has 6 children ranging from age 6 to 20.
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He had been in the militia in the French Indian War and was an experienced military leader. He has the support of the "regular people" in his colony, and he is well respected. He gets pulled into the was when his son is killed by a Redcoat. He then proceeds to fight for revenge, honor and to protect what was left of his family. In the end he lost three sons to the war, and ended up outsmarting experienced British officers.

The review of this Movie prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Widower Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is left with six kids on his hands in the beginning of the revoloutionary war. Determined to stay neutral and have nothing to do with the war, Benjamin forbids his oldest son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) from signing on. But that doesn't stop him. Eventually, the whole family is caught up in the war, especially Benjamin. After killing a whole brigade of British soldiers, he is known as 'the ghost'. The war ends up taking a toll on all of them, especially Benjamin.
The review of this Movie prepared by lacie

A former soldier wants to raise his motherless children in peace during the American Revolution. However, the war hits close to home when one of his sons is killed. Him and his oldest son create a militia of their own to defend against the British, at the same time searching for revenge against an evil soldier who murdered one of his sons.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Benjamin Martin is a farmer and father in the Revolutionary War era. A fierce soldier of the French and Indian War, he renounced fighting forever to raise his motherless chldren in peace. His son Gabriel joins the patriots without his permission and accidentally brings the war to the farm. After a sadistic British soldier kills one of Bejamin's son and captures Gabriel, he must choose to fight for freedom, his family, and for revenge.
The review of this Movie prepared by Rose DeWitt Bukater

The movie is about the American's stopping the British 'red coats' from taking over the American colonies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Martin Parrey

During the Revoulution British Colonel Tavington(Jason Issacs) kills Benjamin Martin's(Mel Gibson) son and Martin goes for revenge. He does this by joining the state militia. Martin damages supply lines and going after Tavington(Issacs.)
The review of this Movie prepared by Alan Rush

During the Revolutionary War, a colonel does his best to stay out and keep his family in one piece, until his son is killed. After that, it's good old Mad Max on the loose, killing and maiming and doing as much damage as he can with musket, pistol, knife and tomahawk. Overall, not a bad movie, and no one goes psychotic on a bunch of Brits like Mel.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dave

A man's son joins the confederate army to fight against the British. His father disagrees with him joining the army and in protest, joins so he can keep an eye on his son.
The review of this Movie prepared by Rebecca

Revolutionary War hero Benjamin Martin enlists in the Continental Army to fight against the British. During this however, he loses two very precious things...
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily M.

Mell Gibson is forced into the Revolutionary War after son killed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookni

Script Analysis of The Patriot

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 32%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 41%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 27% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army    -   Civilian Resistance Specific to    -   US Revolutionary War

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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