The Patriot

The Patriot

  • R
  • 2000
  • 165 min
  • USA, Germany
  • action, drama, history

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich

Screenwriter: Robert Rodat

Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson

The Patriot can be entertaining to watch, but it relies too much on formula and melodrama.


  • Roland Emmerich
    Roland Emmerich

    Roland Emmerich (born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer who is known for his work on disaster and action flicks. He made a name for himself with The Noah's Ark Principle (1981) and co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. Besides his work in the entertainment industry, he is a collector of art and an active campaigner for...

Main Cast


Producer: Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn

Editor: David Brenner, Christopher Holmes, Julie Monroe

Casting: David Bloch, April Webster

Director Of Photography: Caleb Deschanel

Original Music Composer: John Williams

Costume Design: Deborah Lynn Scott

Executive Producer: Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, William Fay

Associate Producer: Michael Dahan, Dionne McNeff

Production Design: Kirk M. Petruccelli


Tagline: Some things are worth fighting for.

Genres: action, drama, history, war

Certificate: R


Year: 2000

Runtime: 165 min

Country: USA, Germany

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby, SDDS