Critic Consensus: Tedious and forgettable, Texas Rising is full of offensive stereotypes and a messy multitude of unfocused characters and narratives.
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as Sam Houston
as Santa Anna
as Emily West
as "Deaf" Smith
as Henry Karnes
as Billy Anderson
as Kit Acklin
as Gator Davis
as Manuel Flores
as Bean Wilkins
as Vern Elwood
as Ephraim Knowles
It is perhaps to North & South what The Vikings is to Game of Thrones, not dissimilar, but starker, simpler and perhaps a little more instinctively brutal.
I know the miniseries is set in the 1830s, but aren't we at the point now, in the 2010s, when we no longer want to see history reduced to offensive stereotypes and simplistic good versus bad morality?
Some of the dialogue, whether mouthed by actual or made-up characters, is a seemingly unintended hoot 'n' a holler.
Texas Rising offers a multistory sprawl, with perhaps a few moments of entertainment, but more often with stilted dialogue, and it is undecided, or worse, defensive, about the history.
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