Gods and Generals In almost every way, this 3-hour-and-35-minute prequel to 1993's Gettysburg, starring Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee and Stephen Lang as Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, is… Gods and Generals In almost every way, this 3-hour-and-35-minute prequel to 1993's Gettysburg, starring Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee and Stephen Lang as Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, is… 2003-02-21 PG-13 PT215M Action/Adventure Historical War Kevin Conway Jeff Daniels Robert Duvall C. Thomas Howell Stephen Lang Billy Campbell Mira Sorvino Warner Bros.
Movie Review

GODS AND GENERALS (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Feb 21, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 215 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical, War; With: Kevin Conway, Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall, C. Thomas Howell and Stephen Lang; Distributor: Warner Bros.

In almost every way, this 3-hour-and-35-minute prequel to 1993's Gettysburg, starring Robert Duvall as Robert E. Lee and Stephen Lang as Thomas ''Stonewall'' Jackson, is a trial to sit through: stiff, ponderous, fluttering, and crudely simplistic as an apologia for the Confederate ideology. It would be nice to say that the battles are powerful, but instead they are draped in Civil War-buff ''authenticity'' without so much as a drop of carnage.

Originally posted Mar 07, 2003 Published in issue #699 Mar 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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