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GODS AND GENERALS

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Gods and Generals

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
215 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/21/03
performer:
Kevin Conway, Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall, C. Thomas Howell, Stephen Lang, Billy Campbell, Mira Sorvino
director:
Ronald F. Maxwell
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Ronald F. Maxwell
genre:
Historical, War, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D+

In almost every way, this 3-hour-and-35-minute prequel to 1993’s Gettysburg, starring Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee and Stephen Lang as Thomas ”Stonewall” Jackson, is a trial to sit through: stiff, ponderous, fluttering, and crudely simplistic as an apologia for the Confederate ideology. It would be nice to say that the battles are powerful, but instead they are draped in Civil War-buff ”authenticity” without so much as a drop of carnage.

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