William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce .
|nudity||William Wallace and his wife embrace while naked beside a lake the night after their wedding. The outline of her bare breasts are shown from the side (in the dark). A woman stands naked outside in the dark, breasts exposed. A man tries to rape a woman. He lays on top of her and kisses and licks her. She tries to escape and bites him. He calls her a, "bitch" and slaps her. Might be disturbing to some. Scottish soldiers lift up their kilts to taunt the English army before a battle. We see frontal nudity, which includes penis, pubic hair and testicle from a distance and bare buttocks. There are a couple of mild sexual suggestions in the beginning of the movie. A woman says that after her lover talked a lot in bed that "Englishmen don't know what a tongue is for"|
|violence||A couple of violent battle sequences. There is slashing and stabbing throughout and the blunt ends of weapons are often used. Multiple men are hit on the head/face (shots cut). Sometimes heads and limbs are very quickly chopped off with little blood. In a few scenes, men are shot with arrows and horses and riders are thrown and killed. Survivors are seen searching among the dead for their loved ones on the field after a battle A brief fist fight and struggle breaks out between English soldiers and Scots villagers; a knife is held to a man's throat. An attempted rape is thwarted by biting and hitting (with a rock). A woman on horseback is struck in the face with a long stick, knocking her semi-unconscious A soldier slits a woman's throat with a knife. (The shot is from the back.) A severed head is pulled out of a box in close-up briefly. A man's face is briefly seen smashed by a ball and chain. A man is tortured and killed by stretching, racking, gutting, and beheading. (off-screen for the most part, and more emotional than violent) A young man is hurled from a window, falling to his death. Wallace traps a group of English soldiers in a hut which he then burns|
|profanity||2 uses use of 'fuck'. 2 uses of 'bitch' by the rapist. About 3 or 4 shits and 5-7 bastards.|
|alcohol||People are shown drinking. A woman offers man a drink to drug him so that he won't feel pain while being tortured.|
|frightening||Braveheart is an emotional intense film. It may be hard for some to watch due to the violence. The movie is never scary but holds an intense atmosphere. The near-rape could be quite disturbing for some viewers. Despite Wallace's disembowelment being completely off screen it is by far the most difficult scene to watch. Violence is only thing worth worrying about.|