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Interesting, if slightly inaccurate,
This review is from: The Alamo [DVD] (DVD)
This is the only Alamo film of which I'm aware that actually gets the battle right (the attack took place without fanfare in the pre-dawn darkness and it was all over when the sun was hardly above the horizon). Why then did they get San Jacinto so wrong? (It was not a pitched battle but a bloody massacre that lasted about 20 minutes - the Texians attacked at siesta time and lost less than 10 men, the Mexicans hundreds). I guess they needed a bit of glory and heroism for the US audiences.
Having said that, this is far, far better than the ridiculous, overblown, cliché-ridden John Wayne epic of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton in particular infuses the character of Davy Crocket with new and interesting life, and the supporting cast is also excellent, with only Dennis Quaid a bit of a let-down as Sam Houston.