Gods and Generals
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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 3 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 15, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- DVD ROM Features
- Introduction: Introduction by Executive Producer Ted Turner
- Audio Commentary: Ron Maxwell - Director/Screenwriter, Jeffrey M. Shaara - Source Writer, Historians,
- Music Video:
- "Cross the Green Mountain" by Bob Dylan
- "Going Home" by Mary Fahl
- JOURNEY TO THE PAST
- THE LIFE OF THOMAS 'STONEWALL' JACKSON
- Historical Accuracy Featurette
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Duvall, Stephen Lang & Jeff Daniels|
|Performer:||Mira Sorvino, Kevin Conway & C. Thomas Howell|
|Directed by||Ronald F. Maxwell|
|Screenwriting by||Ronald F. Maxwell|
|Composition by||John Frizzell & Randy Edelman|
|Produced by||Ronald F. Maxwell|
|Director of Photography:||Kees Von Oostrom|
|Executive Production by||R.E. Turner, Moctesuma Esparza & Robert Katz|
Rating: C- -- Then there is 'Gods and Generals,' cut from the same production cloth as 'Gettysburg' but a film of very loose ends.
Kansas City Kansan
...GODS AND GENERALS is well-structured....Maxwell gives us a clear sense of the issues that divided America, a vivid sense of the cumbersome logistics involved, the complexity of battles and, in the instance of Fredericksburg, what it was like for a town to be overrun by warfare...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 3/5 -- Meticulous Civil War story runs a little long. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 2/5 -- The big battles impress, but become somewhat samey. Part Three is threatened. Full Review
Every shot is fired in sorrow, and there are no villains - except, of course, for the politicians, who remain safely out of the frame. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Four hours including the intermission, I felt like I was seeing the Civil War in real time for awhile there.
Ebert & Roeper
Rating: 1/5 -- Swapping politics for crass platitudes, Gods and Generals is a monumental folly. Full Review
This epic film from writer-director Ron Maxwell chronicles the early events of the American Civil War. It's a prequel to his earlier GETTYSBURG, with some of the same cast, and is part of a planned trilogy. Stephen Lang plays Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, the famous (and deeply religious) Confederate general who, along with fellow General Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall), must weigh the mighty consequences of his actions, as each battle costs the lives of thousands of men. Over on the Union side there's Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, who, like Jackson and Lee, is fond of making long, poetic speeches to his troops. Beginning with the start of the war and ending with Jackson's death, the film chronicles the three main battles leading up to Gettysburg, using their actual locations and thousands of actual Civil War re-enactors as extras. Maxwell pays careful attention to authentic period detail as he chronicles the minutiae of the generals' domestic lives in the intervals between the harrowing battle scenes. While a little on the long side, the end result should serve as an invaluable document for history buffs. Mogul Ted Turner was an executive producer and appears in a small role.
- Theatrical Release Date: February 21, 2003.
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