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4.0 out of 5 stars Worst of the Worst......., July 16 2004
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James L. Farmer (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky United States) - See all my reviews
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After watching most movies, you absorb it and a day later it is more or less forgotten. NOT ANDERSONVILLE! This movie stuck with me for a solid week after viewing. Very similar to the way I felt after watching Schindlers List......

However, I think this movie should be viewed as a look into what all of the Civil War camps were like. The Union obviously had prison war camps also. Such as Fort Jefferson, Fort Delaware & Camp Chase to name a few. Many of the conditions in these camps were just as bad.......

However, Andersonville was the worst of the worst of all prison camps North & South. And this movie depicts the conditions extremely well. Great movie!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Andersonville, Nov. 9 2013
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K. Anderson "Historian 44" (Winnipeg, Canada) - See all my reviews
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A fantastic story of survival in a Rebel prison camp during the U.S. Civil War. One expects the guards to be cruel but the group of fellow prisoners that robbed and beat their own were more despicable. A very good story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Civil War Reality Check, July 20 2003
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Greg Mueller (Dublin, Ohio) - See all my reviews
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The Civil War has a lot of different meanings to a lot of people. Many of us know of the great battles such as Gettysburg and Antietam, but few remember the horrors of the Civil War prison camps. Andersonville brings that reality to life. More than 12,000 Union soldiers died at Andersonville in the short time it was open. Most died from disease and the lack of food or the unsanitary conditions they were forced to live with. Many were even killed by some of their own. This movie is straight forward and direct. There are no great battles depicted, no great charges or heroes leading an attack. There is only the brutal reality of life in a Civil War prison. The movie takes you inside the walls and almost makes you one of the inmates as you get caught up in the harsh conditions and the inhumanity. The Civil War was a great time in our history but it was also a terrible one too. Andersonville is definately a Civil War reality check. For anyone with an interest in the Civil War and who wants to know the good along with the bad, then this movie is a worthwhile purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Civil War Drama, July 12 2004
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R. COULTER "rcoulter7" (New Orleans, LA USA) - See all my reviews
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This fine movie focuses on one aspect of the war; namely, prisoners of war, and, therefore has considerably more substance than most Civil War dramas. The fact that I've viewed this more than once should speak for itself. The fine ensemble cast makes it work with support from hundreds of civil war re-enactors. As with any historical drama, it sometimes is loose with the facts as pointed out by other reviewers. If you want accuracy, you should consult as many sources as possible to negate bias. I do take issue with the idea that conditions at Andersonville were related to the southern war shortages. This same excuse has been used to explain away the treatment of allied POWs by the Japanese and also the holocaust. That part of Georgia had an abundance of corn and rice so there was no excuse for the starvation. As for Ted Turner's "yankee bias", in "Gettysburg" he was wearing a Confederate uniform.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, Nov. 10 2003
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This review is from: Andersonville (VHS Tape)
This is a great movie for teachers to show for a U.S. History class. I am a student that has recently watched this movie and has thouroughly enjoied it. It was very informational and entertaining. It tugs at your heart a little bit too. By showing how Prisoners Of War had to live like animals really made me more thankful of the things I have today.
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