• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
    Documentary
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Synopsis: A hilarious mockumentary and an outrageous social/political satire centered around a battle in which a misfit Union regiment of 600 souls prevented a mercenary army fifty times its size from conquering Washington.

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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...
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70

The New York Times

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By the time the humor overreaches, escalating into the surreal, you’ve fallen under the movie’s spell. Audacity and invention more than...
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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...
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Rated NR