Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in this fascinating true story as a disillusioned Confederate army deserter who returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local government.
“A riveting visual history lesson, whose occasional didacticism is integral to its power.”~A.O.Scott, New York Times
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
2 stars (Good Try) Set designs & wardrobe are good but why did they make a 2 hr drama when a shorter documentary would have sufficed - the use of archival photos showed they had done the research - at least then you know the truth hasn't been dramatised.~tubbs
5 stars (Exceptional) Outstanding in every aspect.Heartbreaking cruelty that underpins today's USA."Mississippi Goddam", as Nina Simone sang. Matthew McConaughey is powerful, convincing and even brilliant in lead role. Shines light on vital little-known events, good extras~Sandy