Gettysburg
Gettysburg (1993)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara becomes this sprawling historical epic. As in Shaara's novel, director Ronald Maxwell focuses on a handful of major players to dramatize the events of July 1863, when… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's a movie that parades authenticity, but never settles on its own point of view.

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Ken Ringle
Washington Post

While sincerity obviously can't guarantee quality, it's still a refreshing step up from the blatant commercialism of most West Coast media projects.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Ought to be seen for Jeff Daniels' performance alone.

Daniel M. Kimmel
Variety

Gettysburg succeeds as a motion picture event, and as a re-creation of a pivotal chapter of American history.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Wins the day by giving a detailed account of the three-day battle (for the first time in a feature film), shot on the actual locations where the events took place. [Blu-ray]

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The result is not without interest, but the sheer length is a ridiculous indulgence.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Mr. Daniels's luminous performance as the heroic colonel dominates ... half of the film. And when the actor all but disappears in Part 2, he is sorely missed.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Awesome telling of Civil War battle with stellar cast, set pieces.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Really a terrible film. Though it gets points for historical accuracy there is no heart in this overly long mess. Scenes that should take 30 seconds drag on for… More
Bobby Hobbs
Im a major Civil War buff, and Gettysburg too me, was the greatest. I bought it as soon as I watched it and I've probably seen it about 20-times. But, as I… More
Alex roy
Gettysberg directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and financed by Ted Turner is an epic war film. The film recreates the battle of Gettysberg during the American civil… More
Cameron Johnson
Hey kids, it's time for a fun fact: Gettysburg ran for a whopping "three" days. I know, that's really crazy, but enough about the… More
Derek Daniels
Now, moving onto a completely different war Gettysburg is Ted Turner's Civil ar epic about the major turning point in the war when the Confederacy… More
Mark K
Ted Turner is a Civil War nut, and so it?s no surprise that he helped fund this sprawling, re-enactor-laden production of the famous battle of the American… More

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