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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    A mockumentary obviously inspired by his landmark 1990 series The Civil War, misses the Christopher Guest mark by a mile. show more

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Most of the humor, though, is wan, exemplified by letters like “Dear General Lee: Sounds great! Please proceed with your plan.” show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    By the time the humor overreaches, escalating into the surreal, you’ve fallen under the movie’s spell. Audacity and invention more than compensate for the deficiencies. Who knows what Ms. Cohen will do next? But it should be interesting. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    With its convincingly antique-looking artifacts and hilarious “re-creations,” the March 1 release should please audiences searching for an intelligent, satiric spin on historical hindsight. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Despite Civil War homages—hazy vistas, silhouetted cannons, and even the famous Ken Burns pan over still photos—the imaginary heroes never spring to life. show more

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