I watched some of The Patriot the other day. Had not seem in a while. It's visually entertaining with the battle scenes and aesthetics, but I think they really stretched the truth with some of the drama. I'm no Revolutionary War historian, but I doubt it's accurate that the British were brutal sadistic monsters while the Americans were brave, braver, and bravest. Did vicious British generals go around burning churches filled with innocents and shooting kids just for the hell of it? Meanwhile, Mel Gibson basically wins the entire war by himself. I doubt that he could have hid in the woods with his kids and slaughtered 15 British soldiers in real life.
Like I said, this was an entertaining movie, but portraying the British as monsters who would give Nazis a run for their money was a bit much.