Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jul 18, 2013
    Copperhead has a more accurate period look, but dramatically it’s inert.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Jun 25, 2013
    Ron Maxwell's film, from beginning to end, exudes all the excitement of a textbook history lesson.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 18, 2013
    Though the tale, based on a novel by Harold Frederic, remains relevant to our time, the film is too self-conscious and tedious for the message it delivers.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Jun 27, 2013
    Painfully lugubrious, any sting Copperhead might contain for its contrarian's view of history is undone by its wayward sense of storytelling.

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