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Andersonville stands out as one of the best American Civil War films in terms of the quality of the authenticity, the acting/casting, and the production values. The Andersonville Camp is a controversial subject and there will be those who feel that this movie is either a sugar-coated treatment or an unfair condemnation, but I feel -- as with most things -- that the answer lies somewhere in between. Try to keep an open mind regardless of what color you root for. I have to say that the scene towards the end where the prison inmates methodically march away en masse from the rebel colonel who offers them release in exchange for fighting with the Confederacy was a bit over-done. I personally think that had they simply turned their backs and walked away silently, by ones and twos, it would have been a bit more dramatic, not to mention realistic. Other than this little hiccup -- and it's a subjective one, to be sure -- Andersonville more than hits the mark.
Very good movie. This prison was the worst of the confederate prisons. The administrater was the only man exicuted for war crimes after the civil war.
Solidly acted, but more than a bit heavy-handed in its approach. Roughly 45 minutes too long, but still a worthwhile look at a little seen part of the American Civil War. (It should be mentioned that the Northern equivalent POW camp -- Camp Douglass -- was just as bad as Andersonville)
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