William Wallace sets out to avenge the deaths of his Scottish relatives by raising an army and taking on the might of the English. In 14th century Scotland, the English nobles are staking their claim for lands and the Scottish throne. When William Wallace is left an orphan by the brutality of the English, he vows to make Scotland strong again. Wallace grows up into a paradox of a man - on the one hand very well educated, on the other a ruthless killer and barbarian. As an adult he succeeds in uniting the Scottish clans to fight the English oppressors, and is only undone by betrayal and greed. Mel Gibson directs this multi-Oscar winning epic, and also stars as folk hero Wallace.
Release Date: 17 May 2004
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 180 minutes
Production Year: 1995
Main Language: English
One of Gibson's best films
An exciting and sometimes heartrending story of the desperate and violent battles of the period. Great acting and superb production.