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  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2013
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Mar 1, 2013
    70
    With its convincingly antique-looking artifacts and hilarious “re-creations,” the March 1 release should please audiences searching for an intelligent, satiric spin on historical hindsight.
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Feb 28, 2013
    70
    By the time the humor overreaches, escalating into the surreal, you’ve fallen under the movie’s spell. Audacity and invention more than compensate for the deficiencies. Who knows what Ms. Cohen will do next? But it should be interesting.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Feb 28, 2013
    50
    Most of the humor, though, is wan, exemplified by letters like “Dear General Lee: Sounds great! Please proceed with your plan.”
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 2, 2013
    40
    A mockumentary obviously inspired by his landmark 1990 series The Civil War, misses the Christopher Guest mark by a mile.
  5. Reviewed by: Marsha McCreadie
    Feb 26, 2013
    40
    Despite Civil War homages—hazy vistas, silhouetted cannons, and even the famous Ken Burns pan over still photos—the imaginary heroes never spring to life.

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