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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Exceptional Civil War-set story of religious differences."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Warm, gently satiric portrait of a family of the "Friendly persuasion" living in the shadow of the Civil War… does justice neither to Quakerism nor to just-war theory, but its warm affection for its subjects makes it worthwhile viewing."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"In Wyler's Civil War drama, Gary Cooper's most popular film of the 1950s, the star plays his quinessential role, a pacifist family man who needs to probe his soul before using physical violence."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A big, colorful, entertaining movie that could only have been made in the 1950s."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Heartwarming account of Quakers during the Civil War"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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