Matthew Broderick stars as Robert Gould Shaw, a man who is assigned to lead a Union Army of black soldiers in the Civil War who are ready and willing to fight but are prevented from doing so by higher officials. Will these men ever get to fight against their southern foes? This exceptional film has perfect character development and first-rate action sequences. It should be noted that it's even historically accurate, with the exception of some of the characters. It is paced well and it's perfect for Civil War buffs. An superior film that is recommended to everyone!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, John David Cullum, Cliff De Young

Directed by:

Edward Zwick


1989 war

Rated R.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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