Gods and Generals Synopsis
In the 1860s, Union and Confederate soldiers clash at Bull Run, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Has the unfortunate effect of overtipping the dramatic scales in favor of the Southern generals and turning almost everybody into waxen...
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
As dry as a high school history book, solemn as a funeral service, humorless as a Politburo meeting, bloated as a waterlogged corpse and...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
If ever there was a movie that could cause even the most restless sleeper to fall into a deep slumber, this is it.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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...
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
You don't envy the three soldiers who get shot for desertion, but you do identify with their desire to flee.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bloodless and false.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sanctimonious claptrap -- an inert pageant of waxen figures that fails completely as drama even as it insults the sensibilities of anyone...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Turner's guileless amateurism stands in refreshing contrast to the rest of the performances -- stilted, self-conscious and sleep-inducing...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a plodding, episodic film, reverent and sanctimonious, and its pro-Southern viewpoint -- a time-honored Hollywood tendency -- makes...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sustained Battle Sequences
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Meticulous Civil War story runs a little long.
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