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5.0 out of 5 stars
The real story of the battle of Gettysburg, 10 April 2000
"Gettysburg" by Ronald Maxwell is a film that should take place on the shelf of everyone that is interested in American civil war's military history. The characters are accurately represented (Tom Berenger's performance is quite awesome, Martin Sheen plays an interesting Robert E Lee). The battle scenes are more than realistic (given that many roles are played by American Reenactors who are used to shooting with cap'n ball revolvers or muzzleloading muskets). I would just say that the film might appear too long to people who are not enough familiar to this period, given that a strong knowledge of the civil war is needed to enjoy all the film.