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      Pharaoh's Army

      PG-13 1995 1h 30m War Drama List
      Reviews 63% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Abston (Chris Cooper), a Union Army captain, leads his Civil War regiment to a Kentucky farm run by Sarah Anders (Patricia Clarkson), whose husband is off fighting for the Confederates. Although cordial respect develops between Abston and Sarah, war-related incidents cause mounting difficulties and shifting loyalties. Sarah's young son draws the local preacher (Kris Kristofferson) into the situation, and, after a galvanizing sermon, a bloody confrontation is at hand. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A gem, the best Civil War film I ever saw. Rated: A Aug 17, 2010 Full Review Phil Hall Film Snobbery A provocative surprise at every level. Rated: 5/5 Jul 7, 2010 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Most Civil War movies emphasize reconciliation between the sides. This is a film about bitterness, hatred, and inevitable conflict. Its idea of the sides coming together is a Yankee soldier not shooting a child and a southern woman burying a dead Yankee by dumping his body in a sinkhole. This one is a keeper. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Frances H Grim, gritty, very realistic Civil War story with excellent performances and great cinematography. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/13 Full Review Audience Member A total sneaker. Very good. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I really like this movie, subtle in its set up, and fully expressive of the divisions caused by the Civil War. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I personally love this movie. All the characters were believable and so was the plot. That is a rarity among movies today that are too concerned with keeping the audience interesting with exaggerated plots and conflicts. They tend to have the opposite effect on me. Also, this movie didn't attempt to change your mind about which side of the Civil War was just by representing characters as ridiculous stereotypes. Simply because one side in a war might be carrying the banner of justice doesn't mean that everyone on that side was morally straight. Enlisted soldiers often join the militia for the wrong reasons even if the call to arms is just. The characters in this movie acted based on their prior experiences (deaths or other influences) and not on the basis that they must always do evil acts since they are on the "bad" side. This movie is a realistic representation of the Civil War with relatable characters. I highly recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty good movie that shows the morality during the Civil War. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Abston (Chris Cooper), a Union Army captain, leads his Civil War regiment to a Kentucky farm run by Sarah Anders (Patricia Clarkson), whose husband is off fighting for the Confederates. Although cordial respect develops between Abston and Sarah, war-related incidents cause mounting difficulties and shifting loyalties. Sarah's young son draws the local preacher (Kris Kristofferson) into the situation, and, after a galvanizing sermon, a bloody confrontation is at hand.
      Director
      Robby Henson
      Producer
      Doug Lodato, Robby Henson
      Screenwriter
      Robby Henson
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      War, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.7K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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