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Gods and Generals

PG-13| 3 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
A sweeping epic charting the early years of the Civil War and how the campaigns unfolded from Manassas I to the Battle of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film "Gettysburg" explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.

Cast: Jeff Daniels , Stephen Lang , Robert Duvall , Mira Sorvino , Kevin Conway , C. Thomas Howell , Frankie Faison , Matt Letscher

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell

Genres: War, Historical drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Gods and Generals (2003)

Release Date: February 21st, 2003|3 hr. 43 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • What the filmmakers fail to recognize is that history on the page is quite different from what it needs to be onscreen, namely alive and visceral. show more

  • It's a plodding, episodic film, reverent and sanctimonious, and its pro-Southern viewpoint -- a time-honored Hollywood tendency -- makes "Gone With the Wind" look like a Northern polemic. show more

  • You don't envy the three soldiers who get shot for desertion, but you do identify with their desire to flee. show more

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