Gods and Generals
Source: Catholic News Service
Epic 220-minute Civil War drama focuses on the convictions and strategies of Confederate Gens. Lee and Jackson (Robert Duvall and Stephen Lang) and the North's Gen. Hancock and Lt. Col. Chamberlain (Brian Mallon and Jeff Daniels) in the early war years of 1861-63. As directed by Ron Maxwell, battle scenes are impressive and the faith-filled generals can be inspirational, but their lengthy speeches and drawn-out scenes undercut dramatic conflict and themes of courage, duty and loyalty. Battlefield violence. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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