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Gettysburg

6 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Ronald F. Maxwell.

Three days in the summer of 1863, at a place called Gettysburg. Although it received a theatrical release, this four-hour depiction of the bloody Civil War battle was shot as a made-for-television film. But no taint of cheapness or shortcuts should stick … see full wiki

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Genre: War
4 reviews about Gettysburg
review by . August 13, 2010
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Leadership from the least likely of people
As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men.   "Gettysburg" is one of the best movies showing how leadership is displayed from some of the least likely of people, like a college professor of rhetoric!  The movie follows the historical and personal events surrounding and including the decisive American civil war battle. The …
Quick Tip by . August 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Leadership from the least likely of people As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men. "Gettysburg" is one of the best movies showing how leadership is displayed from some of the least likely of people, like a college professor of rhetoric! The movie follows the historical and personal events surrounding and including the decisive American civil war …
review by . September 26, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I don't often give movies a 5-star rating. Gettysburg is one of those rare exceptions. This is a movie about the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history. The movie rises to the occasion. The acting is great, with Martin Sheen as General Robert E. Lee and Jeff Daniels as Colonel Chamberlain. The film has a beautiful cinematography and an incredible soundtrack by Randy Edelman. This is a masterpiece and will remain a classic for decades to come. I wish it had encouraged …
review by . November 01, 2001
It is very hard to bash this movie. The shots are great (when else do you get the feeling of 100 cannon firing at once.) The script is fine, the cameos are fun (Ted Turner, Ken Burns) And little round top was clearly Epic. I have watched this movie over and over for the battle scenes, but....It still seems to be missing something, it took several viewings to figure it out, but what it is missing is acting. I have never seen so many bad performances by good actors. Tom Beringer and Martin Sheen were …
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