Concerning this review i'd like to add that not everyone in the film speaks with a Proto-American accent, particularly at the beginning of the film, many regional English accents are heard when the statue of the king is being pulled down. Cockney and Cornish accents are heard shouting ' Pull the King Down ' etc.... the scene where Al Pacino's son signs up to the Army, and Pacino desperately trying to convince the revolutionary soldiers to scribble out the signature, this also shows the rebel soldiers as having cockney and even 'plummy' English accents accents. This actually prevails throughout the film and shows accurately how complex the revolution was. Remember that most of the revolutionaries were either of British,Irish or Scottish descent, and would have spoken mostly in their mother country's tongues and accents at that time in history, for this i think Revolution must be applauded for its attention to detail, few films made about this most complex revolution are as accurate in this respect.
Its often forgotten that a lot of revolutionaries fought for their rights as freeborn Englishmen, Irish or Scots ...to overthrow tyranny and oppression.
Some eminent (American) historians have even described the war of independance as a second 'English Civil War', albeit fought far away from Englands shores.
Not only that, the colonists plight and their struggle had a vocal support from many supporters and people in England, who felt that they too would pick up arms against King George if they were also in America.
I remember a true story of a man who refused to give up his log cabin to advancing redcoats and was subsequently killed defending himself armed with just one musket....before he died he shouted to the advancing redcoats '' It is the right of every Englishman to defend his home and liberty ''
I think revolution captures the very esscence of this complicated conflict and is a million miles away from the historical innacuracies portrayed in Gibson's Patriot film ( which incidentally i actually love as a piece of action packed entertainment )