Too long and lacks conviction
- Gettysburg review by Old Devonian
This film is just a history lesson written with a heavy dose of sentimentality. The principal characters are caricatures and their dialogue is used to deliver the history of the battle which becomes tiresome. There are long periods of very unrealistic battle scenes which resemble battle reenactions and not a well directed film. Not a drop of fake blood or special effects anywhere, apart from stunt men throwing themselves in the air after an ‘ explosion’. The only taut, semi realistic scenes are those involving Chancellor on Little Round Top. Top cast; real shame they had to ham it up, for so long.
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