The Patriot (2000) short review

Mel Gibson as “the patriot” — what more need we say?  A definite Hollywood-ized view of the American Revolution, complete with costumes that are good but have weird things wrong with them.  What’s with Joely Richardson running around in her undies?


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.