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This period drama about the American Revolution has an overlay of rhetoric that thwarts the action, flattening out the story about a man and his loved ones caught up in the events of the time. Tom Dobb (Al Pacino) falls in love with Daisy McConnahay (Nastassja Kinski), an aristocrat who deserts her class to fight alongside the rebels. Tom teaches his son Ned (Dexter Fletcher) everything he needs to learn, though the growing rebellion consumes most of his attention. Eventually, the Redcoats are mowed down in large battle scenes, as the ragtag Colonialists go to war. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Watching Revolution is a little like visiting a museum -- it looks good without really being alive."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Beautifully photographed but emotionally uninvolving."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Even the characters in the movie don't know what's going on."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"An almost inconceivable disaster."
‑ , Time Out
"Curiosity alone should lead you to this one."
‑ , Film4
"It's also a mess, but one that's so giddily misguided that it's sometimes a good deal of fun for all of the wrong reasons."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"star-spangled silliness, and one of the biggest debacles of the 1980s"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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