If ever there was a movie that could cause even the most restless sleeper to fall into a deep slumber, this is it.
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Playing in theaters when it belongs on television, where snacks and bathroom breaks can counteract its punishing dryness, and the option of watching something else doesn't involve driving home. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Maxwell has populated his film with paragons rather than people. Worse, they talk and talk and talk; this film is in danger of talking itself to death before the Union and the Confederacy are able to decimate each other. Full Review
Less a movie than a meticulously, tediously accurate Civil War reenactment committed to celluloid. Full Review
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. Full Review