There is plenty to criticise in Braveheart.
Mel Gibson's accent is worse than mine after 8 years in London, it is somewhat historically inaccurate, it is cheesy, and it is certainly full of Hollywood schmaltz.
But you know what?..
It is still fucking brilliant.
Those fight scenes are filmed in such an epic and brutal way that they will never be topped. Patrick McGoohan is brilliant as Longshanks, and it makes Scotland look amazing, despite most of it being filmed in Ireland. It has enough violence, humour, cheese, romance and film making skills to please everyone.
As a Scot, it has enough punch the air moments to make even a cynic like me vote for independence.
An epic of epic proportions.