• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
    Documentary
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
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.
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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.
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Most of the humor, though, is wan, exemplified by letters like “Dear General Lee: Sounds great! Please proceed with your plan.”
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A mockumentary obviously inspired by his landmark 1990 series The Civil War, misses the Christopher Guest mark by a mile.
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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.
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52 out of 100
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