• Gods and Generals (2003)

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Release Date: February 21st, 2003

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2003

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 R. Faison, Matt Letscher

Director: Ronald Maxwell

Genres: War, Historical drama

Production Co: Ted Turner Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • It may not be the worst war epic ever made - that probably would be "Battlefield Earth" -- but it's darn close to being an unqualified disaster of that magnitude. show more

  • Has the unfortunate effect of overtipping the dramatic scales in favor of the Southern generals and turning almost everybody into waxen idols who spout flowery rhetoric. show more

  • 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

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