Gods and Generals

2003 PG-13 3h 39m DVD

Gods and Generals

2003 PG-13 3h 39m DVD
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Director-producer Ron Maxwell mines America's history in this epic movie chronicling the Civil War's beginnings in 1861 to the tragic Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and the heroes who defended their honor on both fronts. Robert Duvall is Gen. Robert E. Lee, who leads the Confederates; Jeff Daniels is Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a Bowdoin College professor who fights for the Union army, and Stephen Lang portrays Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, C. Thomas Howell, Bruce Boxleitner, Kevin Conway, Royce D. Applegate, Cooper Huckabee, Billy Campbell, Frankie Faison, Alex Hyde-White, Andrew Prine, Kali Rocha, Jeremy London, Mia Dillon, Patrick Gorman, Stephen Spacek, Chris Conner, William Sanderson, Brian Mallon, Matt Lindquist, Bo Brinkman, Miles Fisher, Mark J. Nichols
Ronald F. Maxwell
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has sustained battle violence and bloody scenes of caring for wounded soldiers. Many characters die.

Sexual Content



Intense battle violence, bloody surgical scenes



Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking, social drinking

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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