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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 (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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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