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Copperhead 2013

Critics score:
21 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: Though the tale, based on a novel by Harold Frederic, remains relevant to our time, the film is too self-conscious and tedious for the message it delivers. Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: If every war has more than one side, this story of one man who dares to stand against the tide of history has a contemporary relevance that remains uncontested. Read more

Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic: Aside from the PBS-re-enactment music, the film's primary problem is that it lacks a clear central plot. Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: The earnest but dry Civil War drama is for history buffs only. Read more

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times: "Copperhead" crams far too much of its action into its last 30 minutes after a rambling, drawn-out set up. Read more

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post: So much taste and intelligence went into these finely wrought costumes, props and sets in order to tell a story of such tedium. Read more

Matt Patches, Time Out: Less like a peering examination of the turbulent political environment than a reenactment of a Ken Burns documentary-or a museum tour. Read more

Nick Schager, Village Voice: Sluggish drama ... defines this morality lesson about the unimpeachable virtue of loving thy neighbor. Read more

Stephanie Merry, Washington Post: The story offers uncommon insights on the endlessly parsed period in history, but its execution sometimes falls short. Read more