The American Revolution is more than the war of Washington and Jefferson, great issues and radical thought. Its also a struggle of ordinary people, unlettered in combat, politics and government. Al Pacino (The Devil's Advocate) stars as a rough-hewn trapper drawn into the conflict in this compelling adventure framed by the violent summer of 1776 and the bloody victory of Yorktown in 1781.
Revising the Theatrical Release exclusively for home viewing, director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) depicts America's birth in a visceral style unlike most period movies. The production design, cinematography, John Corigliano score and strong cast (Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski and Joan Plowright) combine for an effect that is both revolutionary and powerful.
Special Features include a new introduction with director Hugh Hudson and Al Pacino, a narration track, and more.
Rotten: Watching Revolution is a little like visiting a museum -- it looks good without really being alive.-Variety Staff, Variety, April 17, 2008
Rotten: An almost inconceivable disaster.-, Time Out, June 24, 2006
Fresh: Curiosity alone should lead you to this one.-, Film4, May 24, 2003
Rotten: It's also a mess, but one that's so giddily misguided that it's sometimes a good deal of fun for all of the wrong reasons.-Vincent Canby, New York Times, May 20, 2003
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