Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES - WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

9.30PM, ONE ★★★★

In one of his best per­for­mances (and that in­cludes Brave­heart), Mel Gib­son stars as a re­luc­tant hero of the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion. The Bri­tish Army just don’t know what they’re in for once sol­dier Mel gets go­ing. The late Heath Ledger is great, too, as Mel’s son. One of the classi­est and most mem­o­rably stir­ring pe­riod ad­ven­ture films of re­cent times, with grip­ping bat­tle scenes and a com­pelling sense of the emo­tion and anger that can drive even the most placid to war.

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