Gods and Generals

Gods and Generals
Gods and Generals
  • PG-13
  • 3h 49m
  • 2003
Rotten8%
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This sweeping epic charts the early years of the American Civil War --from the Battle of Bull Run to the Battle of Fredricksburg -- exploring the motivations of the combatants and examining the lives of those who waited at home. As director, producer and screenwriter, Ronald F. Maxwell ("Gettysburg") proves a triple threat as he brings this epic Civil War saga to the screen. Based on Jeff Shaara's bestseller Gods and Generals--a prequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Killer Angels by his father, Michael Shaara--the film examines the lives and personalities of Confederate generals Lee and Jackson versus Union generals Hancock and Chamberlain as the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg approaches.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten8%
Critics Consensus: Filled with two-dimensional characters and pompous self-righteousness, Gods and Generals is a long, tedious sit. Some may also take offense at the pro-Confederate slant.
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Chicago Reader
Bill Stamets
Rotten

Maxwell continues his textbook emphasis on military maneuvers, but despite literally thousands of...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

The procession of monotonous, oddly gore-free battles breaks frequently for bloated speechifying.

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
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June 20, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Rotten

Every shot is fired in sorrow, and there are no villains - except, of course, for the politicians,...

June 17, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Incredibly boring and badly acted.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Meticulous Civil War story runs a little long.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has sustained battle violence and bloody scenes of caring for wounded soldiers. Many characters die.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:February 21, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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