By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:00 AM EDT

Gods and Generals

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  • Movie
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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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Gods and Generals

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 215 minutes
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