Culloden (The Battle of Culloden)
Culloden (The Battle of Culloden) (2003)

Peter Watkins directed this mock-documentary examination of the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the final act in the attempted Jacobite Rebellion and among the first major steps in Great Britain's near-genocide of the original Highland… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Culloden achieves its effect through the glaringly anachronistic use of a TV crew, begging its spectator to ponder her position in relation to the historical events onscreen.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The word "seminal" is often bandied about these days but it is accurate to say that Watkins's Culloden is truly a seminal work, which, in many ways, changed forever the way in which documentary and historical programmes were shot.

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David Cornelius

This is less a study of a horrible battle than it is a cry against war in any form.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Watkins continually questions why wars are fought, and what the soldiers believe, and what the authorities say, and whether these things add up.

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Stephen M
On 16 April 1746, outnumbered, ill-equipped, commanded by incompetents and divided by clan rivalries, Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite rebels were… More
Joseph Boomhower
Peter Watkin's "documentary" film "Culloden" talks about the English government's squashing of the Jacobite Uprising in a battle… More
Walter M.
This is a gripping recreation of the Battle of Culloden in 1746 which along with being the last battle and armed uprising fought on British soil, was a rout of… More
Emily B.
Peter Watkin's film, made for the BBC, is a reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle ever to be fought on British soil. As well as the… More
Eric Broome
Made for BBC television, this 69-minute mockumentary is director Peter Watkins' account of the 1746 Battle of Culloden, in which a British army decimated… More